The Ghana Police Service has sought the court’s intervention as it has filed a case seeking a determination of the time and location of the intended protest of the pressure group, Arise Ghana.
The Service explains that this has become necessary due to “the lack of agreement between the Police and the organisers on the time and location of the planned picketing”.
According to a statement, the Service said the court is scheduled to hear the case on Monday, June 27, 2022.
The Arise Ghana pressure group and its allies had decided to commence their protest at 3 pm and end at 10 pm, but the Police were not in favour of the arrangement.
The Service insists that the scheduled time will not guarantee the safety of protestors and other members of the public.
It thus advised the organisers to hold the protest early in the day, but they refused.
This compelled the Service to resort to the court for a determination of the appropriate time and date for the protest.
“The Police have had no option but to submit the process to the court for a determination,” it said in a statement.
It assured Ghanaians of its readiness to “provide security for demonstration once the court determines the matters.”
Arise Ghana and its allies intend to protest against worsening economic conditions in the country.
Read the police statement below.