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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) today embarked on a demonstration dubbed “March For Justice” to register their displeasure to the government about what they claimed insecurity in the country but all reports from the demonstration clearly show that the demonstration recorded low turnout. 

 The expectation of the organizers in terms of participation was not met in the sense that the number of people who attended the funeral of the Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kojo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John outnumbered those who took part in the NDC demonstration. 

Nobody could simply tell the reason their supporters did not take part in the demonstration, but some politicians have started adding meaning to the situation. To the National Youth Organizer of NNPP (New Patriotic Party), Mr Nana Boakye popularly knowns as Nana B the demonstration was centred on the ill motive that was why people did not find demanding to get involved 

“When demonstrations and protests are driven by ill intent, mischievous propaganda and personal interest to revive one’s political image, the results you get are summed up in this image,” Nana B Said 

The NPP (New Patriotic Party) National Youth Organizer alleged that NDC people are best in lies, propaganda, create, loot and share but have no knowledge in how to rule a country 

Addressing the protestors, the Member of Parliament for Negro-Prampram Constituency, Hon Sam George signalled that any military officer that would be seen at the demonstration will be dealt with mercilessly because such officer is an intruder and criminal 

“We did not have any meeting with the military, we have not invited the military therefore if we see any military officer here, we will treat him as a criminal and dealt with severely”, Sam George 

The General Secretary of NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia implored Ghanaians to rise to defend their right to live else the time will come that there will be no one to defend the right of the people. 

The General Secretary reminded President Akufo-Addo of his responsibilities towards the people of Ghana, especially in public safety and security. 

Mr Asiedu Nketia further drew the attention of the government to what they claimed was the growing loss of public confidence in the hierarchy of some security agencies. 

 Many NDC executives including the party Woman Organizer, Madam Hannah Bissiw had their turn to address the demonstrators  

 The Accra Regional Police Command earlier posited clearly that they cannot supply 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 (Deputy Commissioner of Police) 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. 





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