Hundreds of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have hit the street of Accra to protest over what they say is injustice in the country under the watch of President Akufo-Addo.
The NDC Youth wing-led demo started from Accra Mall, with some protestors arriving at the grounds as early as 5:00 am.
Protesters will march 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.
The supporters who are clad in red and black are seen holding placards with various inscriptions including, “Akufo-Addo, you are a dictator”, “Kum Yem 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.”