NDC stages 'March for justice' protest in Accra

BY: Getrude Ankah Nyavi

Hundreds of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday morning hit the streets of Accra to protest what they say is injustice in Ghana under the watch of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The NDC Youth wing-led protest started from the Accra Mall area at Tetteh Quarshie interchange.

Some protestors arrived at the started point as early as 5:00 am.

The protest march is moving through the Liberation Road to Opeibea House through Aviation road through to the Lands Commission.

They will then proceed to the Flagstaff House through the Switchback road, use the Ako Adjei interchange through to Parliament House.

Wearing red and black, some of the protesters are holding placards with various inscriptions including, “Akufo-Addo, you are a dictator", "Kum Yen Preko", "We feel your silence Akufo-Addo and Bawumia", "Ghanaian lives matter”, “Ahmed Suale deserved to live", "No justice for the dead", "no peace, #WeAreAllKaaka", among others.

A press statement signed by the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia on Monday, July 5, 2021, said “The march will also signal the beginning of public sensitization activities to compel the government to rid the security agencies of NPP hoodlums and misfits who have been recruited and are being used to terrorize innocent and peace-loving Ghanaians.

He said the march will also be in solidarity with the silent majority of security personnel who are concerned about the undue politicization of recruitment and appointments to the detriment of professionalism and discipline.

He called on participants to observe the COVID-19 protocols as they press home their demands.

“This has become even more imperative, given the emergence of the deadly Delta Variant of the novel coronavirus in the country. We, therefore, wish to urge the Organizers of tomorrow’s demonstration to ensure strict adherence by all protestors to the following precautionary guidelines: All protestors should endeavor to wear face mask throughout the march. That is, from the converging point to the end-point,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the NDC’s National Youth Organiser, George Opare Addo, said the march is also to call on the government to fix several issues arising in the country.

“We intend to demonstrate and tell this government about our misgivings about happenings in this country. It is going to be a very peaceful march. We are marching for justice for our fallen brothers and sisters, to tell this government to fix the country, and create enough jobs for young people. We want the culture of silence to be broken and insecurity within the country tackled.”

Read also: NDC calls for massive participation in Tuesday's protest 

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