The Accra Regional Police Command has stated 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, NDC has responded through the National Youth Organizer that the police can no stand on their way in their quest to hit the street to register their displeasure to the government about what they claimed as insecurity in the country
A Press Statement issued by the National Youth Organizer, Mr George Opare Addo said “the National Democratic Congress, through its Youth Wing announces to the general public that the scheduled demonstration and street protest dubbed ‘A March for Justice’ will take place as planned”
According to the Statement, the Ghana Police Service has slept on its core responsibilities to the citizens and the Ghana Police Service has metamorphosed into an agency of politics being used by the government for its partisan bidding
“We want to inform the general public who have received notice of the ‘A MARCH FOR JUSTICE’ street protest with enthusiasm and eagerness that, there is no law which gives the Ghana Police Service power to stop demonstrations or protests. In other words, the power to stop demonstrations does not rest with the Police. We have decided to stand in for the several young people at the mercy of the injustices of this system with lost hopes, no jobs, no opportunities and yet being killed and oppressed”
Mr Opare Addo said, as the National Youth Organizer of the biggest opposition, the NDC will build a courageous, fearless, radical youth and people’s movement that stops at nothing to demand social justice for young people.