President Akufo-Addo has been urged by the pressure group OccupyGhana to swiftly declare a state of emergency in all mining regions of the nation.
They believe that the President and his administration will benefit from the country's mining operations being streamlined.
It urged President Akufo-Addo to consult the Council of State before publishing a Gazette on the matter in a press release that was released on Monday.
We, therefore, ask that you move swiftly to declare a state of emergency in each mining region of Ghana.
The group urged that the following actions be taken in accordance with article 31(1) of the Constitution: "First, seeking and obtaining the advice of the Council of State and, second, publishing a Proclamation of the declaration in the Gazette."
In the interim, it has also requested that Parliament be called back from vacation so that the state of emergency can be passed.
"Thereafter, we anticipate that Parliament will be called back from recess so that the government can explain to it the events leading up to the declaration of the state of emergency under article 31(2).
Given the seriousness of the situation, the release continued, "we fully expect Parliament to agree with the government and stipulate that the state of emergency should continue for such period as Parliament may determine so that the government can grasp the situation."
Kofi Bentil, vice president of IMANI Africa, has endorsed this call.
This, in his opinion, is the situation's current best course of action.
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