Thousands of members of the Coalition for Social Justice are currently embarking on a demonstration in Accra dubbed “Kum yɛn prɛko.”
The protest is to register their displeasure over what they have termed as ‘severe hardship’ in the country.
Groups participating in the demonstration include the Minority caucus in Parliament, the Greater Accra Market Women Association, the Concerned Drivers Union, True Drivers Union, Free Media Vanguard, Coalition for National Sovereignty, Disgruntled Menzgold Customers and the Unpaid Customers of Gold Coast Fund Management.
These groups are among other things, raising concerns about what they term as the general state of insecurity in the country, attacks against press freedom and economic hardships, among others.
Some of the demonstrators who spoke to Citi News said the president must act to stop the various forms of lawlessness and attacks on the media.
One of the demonstrators said, “Ghanaians are tired with the current administration and the only way we can send the strong signals is to demonstrate because when we say something they don’t listen.”
Another protestor said, “we are here to tell Akufo-Addo that if he can’t govern the country, we should resign before 2020 because Ghanaians have had enough of his incompetence.”