The Northern Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bugri Naabu on Monday led the coalition of opposition parties in the Northern Region, to demonstrate against government in Tamale.
Along with him was the National Youth Organizer and Deputy Director of Communications of the NPP, Sammy Awuku and Anthony Karbo.
They organizers of the protest dubbed ‘Dimiiya’ meaning “times are tough”, seek to renew calls on government to drastically reduce what they have described as ‘killer’ electricity tariffs.
The demonstrators who matched through the principal streets of Tamale held placards with inscriptions such as, “Enough of the untold hardships,” “No reduction no vote,” “JM is incompetent” “Reduce the electricity tariffs” “We are not dummies-NDC JM” “Killer tariffs actually killing us” “We want change” and “Tamale Teaching Hospital is a death trap” among others.
The demonstrators had resisted attempts by the Northern Regional Police to have the protest postponed following the tour of the region by President John Dramani Mahama.
The Coalition of opposition parties comprises the NPP, the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the People’s National Convention (PNC), the National Democratic Party (NDP), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the All People’s Congress (APC).
By: Godwin A. Allotey & Abdul Karim Naatogmah /citifmonline.com/Ghana