The Economic Fighters League and #FixTheCountry protest groups have been assured of maximum police protection by the new Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare on their upcoming demonstration scheduled for Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
Dr. Akuffo Dampare who only assumed office on Sunday, August 1, met the group in his office to personally assure them of maximum police protection “from the start to the end”.
Dr Akuffo Dampare who assumed office on Sunday, August 1, met the group in his office and assured them of full Police protection for the duration of the protest march. He was in the company of other senior Officers of the Ghana Police Service who together went through the routes for the demonstration.
“The meeting was held at the request of the newly appointed IGP. According to him, his reason for calling the meeting was to assure us of maximum protection from the start to the end of the August 4 #FixTheCountry protest,” the group stated.
“We went over the routes earmarked for the protest from Obra spot (Circle) — Farisco Left — TUC — Kinbu Senior High School – Centre for National Culture – to Independence Square. We also explained that we have recruited and trained marshals who will be assigned to liaise with the Police on anything and to guide the crowd.
“On COVID-19 protocols, the marshals will be in charge of making sure everybody wears their masks and maintaining distance”.
Social media users in Ghana are adhering to the hashtag #FixTheCountry in droves to pressure the government to improve its citizens’ lives. The protest is starting to leave cyberspace and taking the first steps in the analog world. Among the new movement’s demands are more jobs, no corruption, fewer taxes, and better education.