Story: Kwabena TAKYI
As the country yesterday marked Nkrumah Memorial Day, hundreds of residents of the Western Region participated in the #FixTheCountry demonstration in Takoradi to express their displeasure with governance in the country.
Speaking to journalists at the onset of the demonstration from Takoradi to Sekondi, the leadership of the #FixTheCountry and participants called on the government to fix the governance system, corruption, unemployment and kidnappings in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
Oketekyere Afrifa Mensah, a member of the movement, said, “we are tired of substandard governance. We are tired of governance that has no plan. We are tired of directionless leadership.”
Ernesto Yeboah, the Commander-In-Chief, of the Economic Fighters League, also said they were protesting against a “false” and “rotten” system “that allows the blatant stealing of our resources.”
“What you are seeing here today is a manifestation of the boiling anger of the youth and good people of Ghana,” he said.
#FixTheCountry movement began to take shape in May 2021 after gaining traction on social media.
It saw young Ghanaians demand social and economic reform as well as better governance.
The online movement evolved and culminated in its first physical protest, also on a holiday, on August 4, 2021.