DW Africa has disclosed that hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Accra, Ghana on Tuesday for a "March for Justice" and it was well organized by the youth wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) whose members are angry about a number of issues, including recent killings and insecurity, economic hardship and lack of jobs for young people.
DW reported that they are demanding action from the president of Ghana and his government to stop military and police brutality, and provide better governance for the people of Ghana and people have reacted massively to the news across Africa.
A lot of people have commended the government of Ghana for allowing peaceful demonstration against them and congratulate the National Democratic Congress Youth wing for comporting themselves to present their petition peacefully without any violence.
According to people who reacted to the news disclosed by DW Africa, if it could have been some African countries that the NDC and Ghanaians come together to organize this massive Demonstration, the government will fight them and it will lead to people dying again in the country as they protest.
Some people reacted that: Protest is part of democracy. If it is in Nigeria, by now many would have been killed because of protesting and demanding for their rights. For example the endsars protest in Lagos Nigeria, where many youths are gruesomely murdered in cooled blood by the military and police. When people feels that the government is not getting it right, they can embark on peaceful protest to register their grievances to the Government, and they should not be treated like animals, arrested or killed in a democratic setting when freedom of speech, expression, and where protest is allowed. It's high time the Government of Ghana should look into their grievances, and find solutions to it. African countries should train and retrain their security men on modern system of managing crisis than maltreating and killing armless civilians who also have their own fundamental human rights of freedom.
Another person said: the growing insecurity in Ghana is alarming! Soldiers killing and maiming innocent civilians. Daylight arm robbery activities. Party hoodlums clothed in security uniforms. Ghana is not the peaceful country we know.
"The daily killings by the military forces especially the military is becoming too many.
7 unarmed young men from Asewaase in the Ashanti Region shot and killed by police.
Ayawaso Wuogon by-election shootings by the military and the police.
8 unarmed citizens shot and killed by the military at the Techiman coalition center.
2 unarmed citizens shot and killed by the military at Ejura in the Ashanti Region. Citizens severely beaten by the military at Wa in the Upper West Region" someone details to update the public while reacting to the demonstration that went on.
Another person detailed and advised Ghanaians that: In every fledging democracy, these are the features that make it flourishes such as lawful street demonstrations so therefore no cause for alarm. Citizens have the right for reservations on certain developments in the country but we all need to come together to fix and correct the ills of the society to move the nation forward for better standards of living. Yes it's true that the govt is currently grappling with isolated insecurity and the adverse effects of the covid 19 infestation and citizens expect govt to have solutions to these menace. Therefore govt must do its parts for citizens to fix themselves upright.
Thousands of Ghanaians believes that this demonstration held by NDC may solve a lot of problems for them as Government accept their petition in good faith.
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