In the heat of the numerous agitations on the labour front, which is hitting on the raw nerves of the Mahama administration, pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance’s (AFAG) has set April 18 for its long intended demonstration against the government.
The new date for the demonstration was agreed upon after various consultations with the police, which has agreed and approved the route for the demonstrators on the day.
The leadership of the group says the demonstration is in reaction to the mass suffering and the mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy by the Mahama administration.
The demonstration had earlier faced numerous setbacks, after the Ghana police Service sought an injunction at the court order, restraining the group from holding the demonstration last month.
The police administration explained that their action was based on the challenges that arose in determining the routes with the AFAG executives on the intended demonstration. A new date of April 16th was proposed. AFAG, however, pointed accusing fingers at government for trying to frustrate their efforts.
An enraged leadership of the group cautioned that nothing would stop the intended demonstration this time.
‘We use this medium to send a clear message to the Police and other agencies to stay off our protest, for the Ghanaian people will not entertain any further excuse. The agreed date is non-negotiable and irreversible,’ a statement issued by the group noted.
Yesterday, the group had correspondence from the police, giving them the green light for the demonstration. According to the leadership of AFAG, the demonstration will also bring to light the breeding corruption in government and the way and manner public funds are being dissipated
The group, however, called on all well meaning Ghanaians who are feeling the pinch of the corruption and economic hardship brought about by the government of the day to join them on 18th of April to protest.