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Police denies protestors of operation #FixTheCountry escort

The Ghana Police Service says it cannot convoy the planned demonstration organised by the #FixTheCountry movement on 9th May.

According to them, the assembly goes against the ban on public gatherings currently in place as part of measures to restrain the spread of Covid-19.

Some wretched Ghanaians mostly made up the youth earlier notified the police of their intent to embark on a demonstration following an turmoil on social media.

The protest is to vent their ill temper over what they describe as a failure on the part of successive governance to improve the lives of the citizens.

In a letter signed by 20 individuals, they explained that the said date for the demonstration was selected to capture the restless spirit of the over 126 Ghanaians who lost their lives 20 years ago at the Accra sports stadium due to the ”institutionalised incompetence and disregard for Ghanaian lives.”

As well as to commemorate the 26th Anniversary of the anti-government Kume Preko Demonstration of May 11th,1995 which was led and championed by President Akufo-Addo, Charles Wereko-Brobbey, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Akoto Ampaw and Napoleon Abdulai.

The head of Public Affairs Unit of the Accra Regional Police Command says the imposition of restrictions means the demonstration has to be halted and has communicated same in a written letter in responds.

”The police will not be able to proved the necessary security looking at the spread of Covid-19 and the kind of dangers that it poses to members of the public should they attend this demonstration,” DSP Effia Tenge said.

DSP Tenge also explained that, her outfit will seek a court order to back its stance if the agitated youth decide to defy the directives to embark on what she believes is a potential super-spreader.

Despite the detailed plan set out by the protestors in line with the Covid-19 protocols, the police say ”there is no way that we can be able to guarantee for a fact that such a large demonstrating public wii adhere to such a plan.”

#FixTheCountry

Social media users which has the youth at large, in their post have been highlighting on of these scarcities.

Despite efforts by the Akufo-Addo led government, including the Nationa Builders’ Corp (NABCO), National Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) and other commitments towards investing in the growing human capital, some twitter users say the impact is not felt on the ground.

Dominant is the sentiments shared on twitter are rising youth unemployment, ramshackle health system, skyrocketing home-renting structure, poor road networks and many others.

FixTheCountry has been on number one trend on twitter for the past 48 hours.

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