#Fixthecountry: The youth must tread cautiously – Kwabena Kwabena

Musician Kwabena Kwabena

Highlife musician, George Kwabena Adu, popularly known as Kwabena Kwabena, has waded into the call for reforms in Ghana.

According to him, the youth must act with decorum in making their demands.

“The youth of this country have a legitimate point, but I feel we need to tread cautiously because our destinies are in their hands”.

“Every decision they make today will affect you tomorrow. We do have a right to be upset, but how do we channel that anger” he quizzed.

The hashtag #fixthecountry has dominated the news for weeks.

A group of unhappy Ghanaians poured out on Twitter to vent their frustrations after price hikes in goods and services.

The increment happened at a time of frequent power cuts.

Other concerns highlighted include unemployment, a dilapidated health system, high accommodation rate, poor road networks, and general hardships.

They subsequently planned a demonstration against the economic hardships on May 9.

But the Ghana Police Service secured an injunction.

The judge ruled that nobody could hold any demonstration until the restriction on public gathering has been lifted.

Failure to abide by the set rule would amount to breaching the Public Order Act.

The convenors of the protest appealed the decision at the supreme court, which ruled that nothing bars the aggrieved youths from protesting.

“There is no breach of the rules of natural justice here. Order 95 Rule 1 says the High Court judge has jurisdiction over the case, but the order is temporal. As it stands now, there is no order for us to quash.web

“There is no order preventing your clients (Protesters) from holding any demonstration. The law is clear that the injunction should last past 10 days. There is nothing restraining you, so what is your problem,” Justice Appau reiterated.

Reacting to the development, the musician popularly known as Kwabena Kwabena empathized with the aggrieved youth but disagreed with their style of demanding accountability.

“The generation we are asking to change the country are our fathers, grandfathers, and uncles, so I feel we should tread cautiously …we need to be very direct, candid, and respectful. Unfortunately, I see direct but not respectful.

“If your father makes promises and he fails to fulfil them, it does not give you the right to insult him,” he said in an interview on Starr FM monitored by The Ghana Report.





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