The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is looking for supporters especially, the youth to participate in the demonstration dubbed ‘March For Justice’ on Tuesday, July 6, 2021
A statement issued by the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, on Monday, July 5 noted that the planned demonstration, to be staged under the auspices of the party’s Youth Wing, is “to help raise awareness about the state of insecurity and lawlessness in Ghana and compel President Akufo-Addo to wake up from his slumber and act with urgency”.
The protest would remind President Akufo-Addo of his responsibilities towards the people of Ghana especially in the area of public safety and security.
It will seek to draw the attention of the government to the growing loss of public confidence in the hierarchy of some security agencies.
The Accra Regional Police Command on their earlier posited clearly that they cannot provide the NDC Youth Organizer, Mr George Opare and his NDC people the needed security during their intended demonstration and street protest dubbed ‘March For Justice’
In a Press Statement signed by DCOP Emmanuel Afriyie Sakyi, Deputy Regional commander/AR, on Thursday, July 1, 2021, said “the Accra Regional Police Command has acknowledged receipt of your letter dated 30 June 2021 on the above subject matter and wishes to inform you that, restrictions imposed by the Executive Instrument (E. I) 395 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has still not been lifted”.
“The Regional Command also refers you to section 4 of the Public Order Act 1994 (ACT 49) particularly concerning Public Health”.
However, the Greater Accra Police Command amended its position when the Inspector General of Police(IGP) James Oppong Boanuh met the leadership of the National Democratic Congress.
Looking at the stage now, it seems everything is set for them to embark on the demonstration tomorrow