A restraining order by the High Court has been placed on the #FixTheCountry protest march that was planned to be held on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Recently, some dissatisfied citizens in the country, who were of the view that there were unresolved issues in the country, started a hashtag trend on Twitter, #Fixthecountry, to call to the attention of the government some problems that they felt were affecting the peace of Ghanaians.
With the growing numbers of citizens in agreement to these concerns, initiators of the trend planned to embark on a demonstration along with any interested parties on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
However, under the auspices of Justice Ruby Aryeetey, a restraining order has been placed on the conveners of the protest until the restrictions on public gatherings are lifted. This follows an affidavit filed by the Ghana Police Service against the protest pursuant to Section 1(6) of the Public Order Act 1994 (491).
In a news release by the Regional Public Affairs Unit of the Ghana Police Service, the general public especially conveners, organizers, and some particular groups are being urged to take note of this order and comply accordingly.
Story by: Genevieve Anna Quainoo | universnewsroom.com