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31.05.2005 General News

CJA fixes June 7 for next "Wahala" demo

By GNA

Accra, May 31, GNA - The Committee for Joint Action (CJA) on Tuesday announced June 7 as the date for the next "Wahala" Demonstration, which will take place at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Announcing the date at a press conference in Accra, Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, a leading member of the CJA commended the Ashanti Regional Police for exhibiting a high sense of professionalism during the May 26, Kumasi Wahala Demonstration.

"In spite of the initial hiccups with the Police for the date and route for the march, they demonstrated the new face of the Police Administration in Ghana, their cooperation and sense of duty, which we have never experienced at any of our previous demonstrations," Alhaji Ramadan stated.

The CJA said it would intensify its public education, media debate, lectures, and exposure of government's insensitivity, corruption at high places to ensure that public officials adhered to and work in the interest of the ordinary man.

Alhaji Ramadan, who is also the First Vice Chairman of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) said the Kumasi Wahala demonstration brought out and confirmed the people's resilience, frustrations, difficulties and resentment to current abhorrent high cost of living.

"Kumasi established a landmark for civil rights activism and sent a strong signal to politicians to the fact that stronghold or no stronghold the interest of the people must be paramount."

Alhaji Ramadan added, "Kumasi has given us the impetus to continue the agitation for the welfare of Ghanaians."

The press conference was attended by leading members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), PNC, EAGLE Party, Convention People's Party (CPP) and the National Reform Party (NRP) who are also leading members of the CJA.

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