Hundreds of Ghanaians yesterday joined the ‘Kum Yen Preko’ demonstration in Accra to register their displeasure about the governance style of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Organised by the Coalition for Social Justice, the demonstrators converged at the Obra Spot as early as 6:00 am.
Wearing red T-Shirts, the protesters walked slowly through Accra central streets, taming motorists to pay attention to their placards.
Some of the placards had inscriptions such as: “We Are Suffering,” “Kum Y3n Preko,” ‘Free NAM 1” among others.
Menzgold customers who have now become experienced in the art of protest also were not left out.
“We are not here to joke”, an organiser of the disappointed customers who wanted their monies back after it got locked up in a Ponzi scheme, said.
“We (Menzgold customers) brought our members from Tarkwa and Takoradi in the Western Region and Kumasi from the Ashanti Region, he told journalists.
The march began at 9:00 a.m., beneath the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange at Circle
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) National Organiser, Joshua Akamba, who was part of the demonstrators, said the demonstration was full of ordinary Ghanaians and suffering youth which ought to send ‘shivers to Ghana’s general coach’ President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Lead Organiser of the demonstration, Bernard Mornah, told the media that the demonstration was triggered by hardships in the country, coupled with attacks on the media.
On Monday, July 8, 2019, former President John Dramani Mahama declared his support for the march on Facebook.
“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 remain unconcerned and surprisingly silent on the developments in our country, Ghana.
“I welcome, endorse and I encourage all to step out tomorrow and join the #Kumy3npr3ko demonstration organised by the Coalition for Social Justice.
“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.
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