Former President John Dramani Mahama, prior to the ‘Kum Yen Preko’ demonstration, led by members of the Coalition for Social Justice in Accra to protest against economic hardship in Ghana, urged Ghanaians to express their anger against hardship.
In a Facebook post, Mr Mahama said “I welcome, endorse and I encourage all to step out tomorrow (today) and join the #Kumy3npr3ko demonstration organised by the Coalition for Social Justice.
“Join the #Kumy3npr3ko demonstration tomorrow (today) and show your anger against hardships, insecurity and oppression.”
He also said “our country is on the downward trend, with an unbearable increase in the cost of living; the citizenry doesn’t feel safe and yet government continues to oppress and intimidate the people including journalists.
“This state of affairs is a threat to our democracy, especially as the moral society remains unconcerned and surprisingly silent on the developments in our country, Ghana.
“There is a lot of pent-up anger among Ghanaians and it’s beginning to manifest even among the security services. This manifestation gives all the allied groups participating in it, the opportunity to vent.
“It is in our country’s interest that we speak out and demonstrate our disapproval of the Akufo-Addo style of leadership, which has visited unprecedented hardships on Ghanaians.”
The Minority caucus in Parliament, the Greater Accra Market Women Association, disgruntled MenzGold customers and unpaid customers of Gold Coast Fund Management, as well as a section of Ghanaians participated in the demonstration on Tuesday.
Source: Adomonline.com | Gertrude Otchere