Arise Ghana begins two-day “Krom AyƐ Hye” demo

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Thousands of Ghanaians have joined Arise Ghana’s protest on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, over worsening economic conditions in the country.

Dubbed “Krom AyƐ Hye” demonstration, the protesters converged at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange to express their displeasure with the government over the high cost of living before embarking on their march which they say will drag into the night.

The protestors raised concerns over the hike in fuel prices, depreciation of the cedi, and high inflation rate amongst others.

They held placards with inscriptions such as; Momo businesses are collapsing, cancel the E-levy, job opportunities for all-scam, double taxation are against the principles of our tax region, one fuel with over 14 taxes-why, Akufo-Addo wake up from your slumber, cost of transportation is killing Ghanaian workers, Russia-Ukraine war has nothing to do with the hikes, reduce fuel prices now, amongst others.

However, the Accra High Court directed the pressure group to begin the march by 8am and end at 4pm but the group says they have filed for a stay of execution which cancels the directive of the court.

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“Lawyers for Arise Ghana have consequently filed a Notice of Appeal and an application for Stay of Execution of the said Order. The Police have been duly served.

Interchange between the hours 10am and 12PM,” a statement by the group said.

Among others, the group which is made up of different political parties is protesting alleged corruption in the Akufo-Addo government.

“Protest against persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians.

“Protest against the imposition of the obnoxious E-Levy on the already-burdened Ghanaian people by the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government and demand for its immediate repeal.

“Demand a full scale and bi-partisan parliamentary probe into COVID-19 expenditures.

“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.

“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 Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,” their statement noted.

Photos from the demonstration



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