Some Ghanaian youth in the last couple of months have taken to social media with the #fixthecountry to register their displeasure about the hardship they are experiencing and also demanded accountability, as well as better living conditions from government.
Earlier attempts by the campaigners to embark on a street demonstration to drum home their problems to the government were curtailed by the police through a court injunction, but the campaign continued online.
The court dismissed the injunction explaining that the application is moot because, May 9, the date for the protest, which the police did not agree to, has long elapsed.
The leaders of the fix the country campaign then finalised details and scheduled the protest march for August 4, 2021, a day which happens to be Ghana’s founder’s day.
Early in the morning, some participants of the FixTheCountry campaigners had already gathered at the Obra Spot near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to begin their protest with notable faces like radio personality and musician, Blakk Rasta joining the course.
Most of the protestors were clad in red, and black outfits and holding placards with inscriptions such as; “Stop the cathedral and use the proceeds to build hospitals, schools, roads, comfortable houses for the police”, “Ghanaians deserve better” and many others.
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