The leadership of the pressure group, Arise Ghana, has paid a visit to the protesters on admission following Tuesday’s clash with the police during the ‘Krom ay3 Hy3’ demonstration.
The delegation included NDC’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo; NDC National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi; former Chairman of the PNC, Bernard Mornarh; and Member of Parliament of Ablekuma South, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije.
The group held a 2-day demonstration in the capital on 28 and 29th June 2022 to register their displeasure at the hiking cost of living in the country.
The otherwise peaceful demonstration on Tuesday turned chaotic, with injuries to some protesters and 15 police officers who were at the receiving end of the stones being pelted by the protesters.
The chaos erupted after the police formed a human barricade to stop the protestors who insisted on using their original route along the Ring Road towards the Ako-Adjei Interchange to the Independence Square, even though a court had requested an alternative route.
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.