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Minority’s “Occupy BOG” Demonstration in limbo as police secure injunction

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The Accra Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service has obtained an injunction against the Minority’s planned demonstration due to disagreements regarding the chosen route for Tuesday’s event.

A press release, dated August 30, 2023, and signed by Juliana Obeng, Head of the Public Affairs Unit, states that the police have concerns that the route selected by the Minority could potentially jeopardise essential services if the demonstration proceeds along that path.

“Following a security assessment conducted by the police regarding the selected route for the demonstration by the minority in Parliament,it is observed that public order, public safety, and provision of essential services may endangered if the proposed route are followed,” the statement noted.

Consequently, the police have requested the organising parties to reconsider both the planned route and the intended destination for the protest. However, this suggestion was met with rejection.

“Regrettably, a mutual agreement on the selected route could not be reached between the police and the organising party and the police have been left with no alternative but to seek legal recourse by approaching the court to determine the matter. Accordingly, today 30th August, the police filed an application at the court,” it added.

The Minority faction had intended to stage a demonstration at the Bank of Ghana (BoG) on Tuesday, September 5, to amplify their calls for the resignation of the Governor, Dr. Ernest Yedu Addison, and his two deputies. They assert that mismanagement of the country’s finances has occurred under their leadership.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Ghana

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