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10.07.2005 General News

‘Wahala’ demonstration hits Bolga


The Committee for Joint Action (CJA) has stressed that the purpose of its demonstrations held in the regions is not to antagonize the National Patriotic Party (NPP).

The committee says the marches are to remind the government that it has failed to redeem Ghanaians from economic hardships.

One of the leading members of CJA, Asiedu Nketia made this observation in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region when the CJA undertook it's sixth demonstration in the Region.

He pointed out that the NPP government indicated it would reduce rice importation by one third during its first tenure but woefully failed in this direction.

Mr. Nketia, who was NDC MP for Wenchi West in the last parliament insisted that the President's Special Initiative on Cassava has also yielded nothing, pointing out that the government now import cassava from Cote d'Ivoire.

Another leading member of the CJA, Opesika Aggudey of the CPP noted that the NPP government who preached against corruption was now deeply involved in the evil practice.

The NDC Parliamentary Chief Whip, Mr. John Tia said the huge sum of monies the NPP government intends using to register Ghanaians outside the country could be used to alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.

The demonstration saw thousands of people from all walks of life with placards some which read "disappointed government, negative change chapter two, so far so worse, and our families cannot get one square meal a day."

Security forces were brought from Tamale, Kumasi and Accra to beef up security situation.