Arise Ghana finalises June 28 demo plans with police

Source The Ghana Report

Pressure group, Arise Ghana has announced that it has concluded modalities with the police over its planned demonstration.

The demonstration, which is in two parts, is set to happen on 28 June and 29 June 2022, pursuant to fruitful deliberations with the police.

On 28 June, the demonstration will begin at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange/Obra Spot.

Participants will converge between 12 pm and 3 pm, move along the Nima Police Station street to the Ako-Adjei Interchange, and end at the front of the Jubilee House, where the picketing will take place until 10 pm.

The following day, 29 June 2022, protestors will converge on the El-Wak Sports Stadium at 12 pm and move to the Lands Commission road through the Liberation road to the Ministry of Finance.

There, a petition will be presented to the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta.

From the Ministry of Finance, the group will move to the Parliament House of Ghana, where another petition will be presented to the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.

The pressure group is convinced the country is in deep crisis, and thus “the need to take drastic measures to rescue the country from the elite few”.

They further urged all progressive forces and patriotic Ghanaians to come out in their numbers for what they described as a historic demonstration, which would mark the beginning of a new paradigm shift.

Motivation for the demonstration?

I) Protest against persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians.

II) Protest against the imposition of the obnoxious E-Levy on the already-burdened Ghanaian people by the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government.

III) Demand a full-scale and bi-partisan parliamentary probe into COVID-19 expenditures.

IV) Protest against the grabbing of State lands by officials of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, particularly the de-classification of huge portions of the Achimota Forest Reserve.

V) Protest against the increased rate of police brutalities and state-sponsored killing of innocent Ghanaians, as well as the growing culture of human rights abuses under the watch of President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.

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