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Few weeks ago, the Ghanaian youth embarked on an online protest dubbed "FixTheCountry". The Ghanaian youth made calls on the government to get the nation fixed. Several issues that needs to be addressed as soon as possible were all raised by Ghanaians.
After some time, the group then decided to embark on protest to deepen it's call but that was prevented from happening by the Ghana Police Service (GPS). The GPS was able to obtain a restraining order (injunction) to stop the protest on the grounds of COVID-19 but this did not kill the dream of the group as they continued to press on.
Recently, the demands of the group were granted by the Supreme Court of Ghana. The Supreme Court quashed the earlier injunction order on the protest obtained by the GPS from the Accra High Court.
After this ruling, the police are still inclined to it's stand on preventing the protest from coming on as the security agency has warned all individuals to disregard any thought of taking part in the "FixTheCountry" protest that is yet to take place. The GPS in a press release signed by the Head of the Public Affairs Unit, DSP Effia Tenge, the police indicated that there is still a substantive case yet to be ruled upon at the Accra High Court (Criminal Division 1) on June 14, 2021.The case is between the GPS and conveners of the protest march on the right of the conveners to demonstrate.
The police through the press release thus advised all to disregard any call to demonstrate in the said protest march without following and abiding by the provisions of the Public Order Act 1994 (Act 491).
The police have tried its possible best to stop the protest from coming on in the name of public safety but the youth is still determined to embark on the protest.
Check below for the press release from Ghana Police Service:
Use the link below to access the Public Order Act 1994 (Act 491) document
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