The Arise Ghana group has wrapped up talks with the Ghana Police Service to pave way for its planned two-day demonstration in the capital.
Earlier this week, the security agency commenced talks with the organisers over the plan to stage a 48-hour demonstration in Accra but the meeting with the leadership of the Police administration ended inconclusively.
After making a breakthrough with the talks, Arise Ghana has released a statement to confirm that the coast is now clear for its first-ever demonstration.
“The leadership of ARISE-GHANA has finalized its official engagements with the Ghana Police Service over our impending demonstration.
“The first day, 28th June, 2022 of the demonstration will begin at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange/ Obra Spot where we shall converge between the hours of 12PM and 3PM. We shall move through the Nima Police Station street to the Arko-Agyei inter-change and end at the Frontage of the Jubilee House where we will picket until 10PM,” parts of a release from Arise Ghana has said.
The second day of the demonstration will see Arise Ghana and its followers converging at the El-Wak Sports Stadium at 12PM. The demonstrators will then move through the Land Commission road to the Liberation road all the way to the Ministry of Finance.
At the Ministry of Finance, the demonstrators will present a petition before subsequently moving to the frontage of the Parliament House to petition the Speaker on its grievances.
Find more in the press release below:
For Immediate Release
10th June, 2022
ARISE GHANA CONCLUDES MODALITIES WITH POLICE OVER JUNE 28 DEMO.
The leadership of ARISE-GHANA has finalized its official engagements with the Ghana Police Service over our impending demonstration.
Pursuant to fruitful deliberations with the Police, the following details and modalities have been agreed on for the demonstration.
1. The demonstration will be held on 28th and 29th June, 2022.
2. The first day, 28th June, 2022 of the demonstration will begin at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange/ Obra Spot where we shall converge between the hours of 12PM and 3PM. We shall move through the Nima Police Station street to the Arko-Agyei inter-change and end at the Frontage of the Jubilee House where we will picket until 10PM.
3. On the second day, 29th of June 2022, we shall converge at the El-wak sports stadium at 12PM and move on the Land Commission road to the Liberation road all the way to the Ministry of Finance, where a petition would be presented to the Minister for Finance. From the Ministry of Finance, we shall move to the frontage of the Parliament House of Ghana, where we shall present a petition to the Speaker.
The purpose of this Arise Ghana demonstration is to:
I) protest against persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians.
II) protest against the imposition of the obnoxious E-Levy on the already-burdened Ghanaian people by the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government.
III) demand a full scale and bi-partisan parliamentary probe into COVID-19 expenditures.
IV) protest against the grabbing of State lands by officials of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, particularly the de-classification of huge portions of the Achimota Forest Reserve.
V) protest against the increased rate of police brutalities and state-sponsored killing of innocent Ghanaians, as well as the growing culture of human rights abuses under the watch of President Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Bawumia.
There is no gainsaying the fact that our beloved country is in deep crises and urgently requires a rescue. We therefore wish to call on all progressive forces and patriotic Ghanaians to come out in their numbers for this historic demonstration which will mark the beginning of a new paradigm in the destiny of this country. Let us ARISE and SAVE GHANA NOW!.
Comrade Bobie Ansah- Leading Member, Arise Ghana
Comrade Benard Mornah- Leading Member, Arise Ghana
Comrade Mensah Thompson- Leading Member, Arise Ghana.