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VIDEO: Do The Work and Stop Investing In Propaganda – Bernard Avle Fires Akufo Addo

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Ace broadcaster Bernard Avle has joined the many Ghanaians who are calling the Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo administration to wake up and fulfill its mandate through a social media hashtag dubbed #fixthecountry.

After five years of governance, Ghanaians have expressed dissatisfaction with the current government with some rallying for good roads, jobs, and other basic amenities.

Many celebrities and Notable Ghanaians have joined the call to put the current administration back on track.

The latest amongst these people is the host of the Point Of View Show on Citi TV Bernard Avle.

The ace broadcaster has called on President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo to fulfill his mandate and avoid investing strength and resources into comparisons and propaganda.

We are not here to do NDC, NPP Politics but a leader’s response to criticisms determines the quality of leader they are. So take it in good faith and start working now. He said

 

Ghanaians have embarked on a massive social media campaign for change over what they described as the ailing status of the country.

Under the hashtag #FixTheCountry, scores of Ghanaians have poured out their frustrations and challenges the ordinary citizen is faced with.

They have bemoaned the poor road network, lack of potable water, healthcare delivery, low salaries despite new tax levies, and inconsistent power supply, among others.

Some social media users have also taken Ghanaians down memory lane by pulling out old tweets of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s promises to Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 elections.

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Meanwhile, the court has granted the Ghana Police Service a restraining order against an intended anti-government demonstration scheduled for Sunday, 9 May 2021, by some social

“It is, hereby, ordered that the organizers/conveners of Fixthecountry protest march, their associates, officers, agents, assigns, and workmen are prohibited from embarking on any demonstration on Sunday, 9 May 2021, or any other date until the restriction on public gatherings is lifted by the appropriate authority,” the court order said.

The conveners had earlier said they will disregard an “unconstitutional conduct” of the police to the effect that they cannot proceed on their march due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings.

The Accra Regional Police Command had indicated that it cannot permit the march after receiving the campaigners’ letter to that effect.

The conveners include Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, Felicity Nelson, Efia Odo, Samuel Alesu-Dordzi, Della Russel Ocloo, Joshua Boye-Doe, Bashiratu Kamal-Muslim, Agyapong Forster, Adatsi Brownson and Benjamin Darko.

They are being supported by a host of stars and celebrities on social media.

The group said in its letter to the police that the event, which is a “single-purpose” one, “is being organised on the back of a string of consistently broken promises by successive governments; and in the exercise of our democratic rights as citizens to express our frustration over perennial governmental incompetence, refusal, and/or inability to fix the country”.

The organisers said they believe, “as does the president, that democracy is not a spectator sport”, adding: “We are committed to improving the substance of governance in this country by ensuring that the ordinary voices of Ghanaians provide a mechanism to hold elected officials accountable”.

“There comes a point where enough is enough. Just fix the Country!!! That’s our only message. We have had it with purposeful deceit and the absence of truth and genuine accountability in how this country is being governed”, the group said.

The letter explained that it chose 9 May because “it captures the restless spirit of over 126 Ghanaians who lost their lives in the May 9 Accra Sports Stadium disaster due to institutionalised incompetence and disregard for Ghanaian lives” and “secondly, the protest commemorates the 26-anniversary of the Kume Preko Demonstration of 11 May 1995.”

“Thus, the event draws inspiration from the undying culture of protest and dissent that have forged our democracy, and which Kume Preko has become a synonym for in our collective memory.”

They intend to march from the Black Star Square Accra to Maxmart at 37.

But, according to the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, the Public Order Act, which imposes a ban on public gatherings, especially due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, restrains the Command from sanctioning the #FixTheCountry demonstration.

“The notification to the police to organise a demonstration is provided by the Public Order Act and, so, once we receive a notification from any organiser or a group of people planning on such a demonstration, what we do as a command is to invite them, sit down, we look at the letter, look at the merits of the letter on such a demonstration,” she told Class News.

“If there’s anything the police needs to take note of and advise the group as such; whether the letter, in a way, endangers public safety; whether the police has the numbers to protect the demonstrating public; we take all these into consideration and then the police decides what action to take based on the discussions between us and the groups who are intending to embark on this demonstration,” DSP Effia Tenge further noted.

However, Convener Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor told Class News: “Throughout November 2020 to January 2021, the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, continuously challenged any claims that political gatherings can lead to any increases in COVID-19 cases, so, we know that it is possible to organise public gatherings and public events and be COVID-compliant based on the government’s own account. So, we are sure that if public gatherings gathers thousands of people, including a voting exercise which entailed 13 million Ghanaians did not lead to a rise in infections, then in the same way in which we exercised our constitutional right to vote, we want to be able to exercise our constitutional right to hold the government to account through a conversation and this is what we want to do”.

“As far as we understand, the police has acted outside the bounds of law and we have a constitutional responsibility to disregard unconstitutional conduct. Now, in that process, within the Public Order Act, there’s a framework for dialogue with the police and we intend to use that dialogue to remind them why they do not have the right to do so. It’s a conversation”, he noted.

He said if the police deems it fit to proceed to court on the matter, then the group is more than ready to have that conversation, too.

 

Source: MyNewsGhana.net

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IGP must support the #FixTheCountry movement

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The NDC Professionals Forum in the United States has called on the Inspector-General of Police and the police institution in Ghana to begin to find wisdom in the need to support the #FixTheCountry movement.

This is even more imperative after a police officer was fatally shot and killed in a broad daylight robbery in Accra on Monday the 14th of June when armed men on a motorcycle, opened fire on a bullion van transporting cash from a business hub to the bank.

We extend our condolences to the Ghana Police Service and the bereaved families. As a professional body, we believe that his unfortunate situation must trigger the police service to review its position on their hardcore stance in blocking a peaceful demonstration by Ghanaian youths who want the best for their country.

The Professionals Forum in North America supports the #FixTheCountry Movement. It is time to do things right as a country and about time the government begins to FixTheCountry we all call home.

Sadly, another Ghanaian youth with the Ghana Police Service has been shot and killed through careless arrangements for his safety. It is high time we as a nation begin to protect the lives and properties of Ghanaians through proper ways of doing things.

Why should we move money through traffic in broad daylight and expose everyone involved in today’s sophisticated era of crime? Can we investigate the proliferation of arms in the hands of wrong people? What happened to building landing sites for helicopters or better still moving monies at night with drones monitoring in the air with live feed? Can we begin to think outside the box and prioritize the safety of our people?

Our dear nation is overwhelmed with hardship and insecurity, and it is the duty of all to call out those who have carelessly created the mess to #FixTheCountry.

Source: Arnold Appiah, Contributor

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VIDEO: Angry man spotted ‘whipping’ Akufo-Addo and Dr Bawumia’s poster for disappointing Ghanaians

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Ghanaians have been complaining of hardship in the country and have lost trust in the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) spearheaded by Nana Akufo-Addo.

The majority of Ghanaians have complained over the lack of employment in the country, power outages(dumsor), water shortage, bad roads, among other issues.

However, an overly frustrated and peeved man has been spotted in a video ‘whipping’ the poster of president Nana Akufo-Addo and vice president Dr Mahamadu Bawumia for disappointing Ghanaians.

According to the man, he has not benefited in any way after he voted Akufo-Addo and it has been suffering throughout his tenure of administration.

The Video has amassed massive reactions on Facebook with the majority of Ghanaians agreeing with the man that the country is in hardship and the leaders are not helping in any way.

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Man shot dead by friend over GH¢5 debt

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A middle-aged man has been shot dead by his friend at Akuapem-Apiredi in the Eastern Region following a confrontation over a Ghc5 debt he owes him.

The deceased whose name was given as Ben, a drinking spot operator, was shot twice on his chest by Kwame Dankwa, a 50-year-old hunter who had confronted him to pay his debt.

Ben was reported to have refused to pay his creditor, a situation which angered Kwame who pulled a locally manufactured gun and shot him.

A resident of the town, Kwabena Ofori told JoyNews, the deceased was pronounced dead on arrival at the Tetteh Quarshie memorial hospital in Akuapem-Mampong.

“Kwame Dankwa went to Ben who operates a drinking spot to collect his Gh₵5 he claimed the man owed him but when he approached him he also failed to pay the money so it turned into a fight and Kwame Dankwa shot him twice. When he was sent to Mampong he was reported dead,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the suspect has fled to an unknown location when residents attempted to apprehend him.

 

SOURCEEdwin Kofi Siaw

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