The leadership of the Ghana Police Service has assured Ghanaians of the preparedness of some police personnel to provide maximum security for all persons who will be embarking on the #FixTheCountry demonstration today August 4, 2021.
In the press release issued from the quarters of the Conveners of the FixTheCountry movement, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare stated that the officers detailed to the grounds would be in total charge in directing human and vehicular movement to ensure law and order during the protest.
“The police leadership has served notice that they are ready to protect the persons who would be engaging in the demonstration tomorrow. The Police have informed us that they will extremely professional in their duties as we embark on our peaceful and lawful demonstration on August 4 and have assured us that, they will prevent any other groups from infiltrating the demonstrators to cause chaos and disorder”.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the protest have expressed their utmost commitment to make sure all demonstrators adhere strictly to all the Covid-19 safety protocols.
Over the past few months, there have been some agitations among Ghanaian youth on social media about certain issues in the country which they feel the leadership has not been committed to solving.
These issues which included insecurity, unemployment among others led to the formation of the #FixTheCountry movement on my online platforms.
Subsequently, the originators of the movement served notice to embark on a street protest which was curtailed by the Police through a court injunction.
The development further emboldened the conversations online as the days went by.
The conveners first slated the protest for May 9, 2021, which was held back by the court order further restraining the protests from being held.
The injunction which was granted by the court elapsed after some time and the Supreme Court ruled that it was ultra vires for the lower court to seek to perpetually injunct the protests.
Finally, after some discussions between the conveners and the security services, both parties agreed to the August 4 date for the demo to come off.