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Hundreds of people mostly supporters of the National Democratic Congress on Tuesday July 9, participated in the ‘Kum Yen Preko’ demonstrations, organised by the Coalition of Social Justice.

The protest is against what organisers described as the untold economic hardship, insensitivity of government and insecurity in the country.

Groups like the Coalition of Aggrieved Customers of Menzgold and the Unpaid Customers of GoldCoast Management joined the Coalition of Social Justice to press home their grievances.

Leaders  of the “Kum Yen Preko” demonstrators, chided government for the current hardship in the country and demanded that government should save the depreciating cedi for a better economy.

The Convener of CSJ, Sammy Gyamfi, said the NPP administration under Akufo-Addo has failed to deliver on it promises and therefore not living up to task.

The National Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi
The National Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi

Clad in red attire, the demonstrators started the demonstration from the Obra Spot at Circle and walked through some principal streets in Accra amidst heavy security presence. About six groups came together to demonstrate.

They include the Greater Accra  Market Women Association, Aggrieved Customers of Menzgold, Anchoring Democracy Advocacy Movement, Ghana, Unpaid Customers of Gold Coast Management, Concerned Drivers Union, Fishermen and Fishmongers Association and the National Association of Concerned Spare Part Dealers.

After a peaceful protest they converged at the Accra Hearts of Oak Park to address the media.

NDC party executives also took part in the demonstration.

The General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia and the National Chairman, Ofosu Ampofo  who sealed his mouth with a plaster to indicate suppression of free speech were present. Also former government appointees under the NDC including Nana Oye Luther and Hannah Bissiw were there to demonstrate.

Addressing the media, the Operations Director of Coalition for Social Justice, Agbodza Gyamfi mong other dignitaries stated their displeasure at the current mismanagement under current administration.

They hinted of replicable demonstration across the country. 

Story filed by Rudolph Nandi

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