Scepticism over whether or not the #FixTheCountry protests will be a one-off venture has been put to bed.
This is because one of the campaign leaders, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has indicated that the August 4 demonstration is a fraction of the ongoing efforts to stimulate the change that the country is in dire need of.
According to him, the #FixTheCountry campaign will persist until the government listens and takes action to resolve the numerous challenges frequently indicated by the citizenry.
“For yesterday [Wednesday, August 4], it was only the beginning of the process. A lot of people who have not appreciated that these concerns are genuine and what people are saying have perhaps gotten a glimpse of that,” he said.
Tagging the demonstration as the biggest protest in the country’s history, Mr Barker-Vormawor stressed that the youths are resolved to be the catalyst of a newly structured country, where equity and equality reign.
Several thousands of youth throng the streets of the Greater Accra Region on Wednesday to vent their spleen over broken systems and unfulfilled promises by subsequent governments.
Clad in red and black, the protestors wielded placards with varying inscriptions including ‘#FixOurEducation System now’, ‘A new constitution now’, ‘Justice for Kaaka’ and ‘If Ghana was your personal property, would you run it like this?’
After long hours of walking, the protestors converged at the Black Star Square, where they climax the event.
Although the government has yet to comment on the protestors’ requests publicly, the conveners have hinted at another mammoth gathering in the country’s second-biggest city, Kumasi.
Mr Barker-Vormawor said series of the #FixTheCountry demonstration would be replicated in capitals nationwide.
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