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Supreme Court Of Ghana quashes High Court order that barred-FixTheCountry demonstration.

June 10, 2021

By Maxwell Nkansah

The Supreme Court has quashed a High Court order that blocked the fix the country campaigners from embarking on a demonstration.

The youth of Ghana has over the months been talking about the leaders fixing the headship in the country. For the fast months the youth has taken the #FixTheCountry onto social media to voice out their issues. It has been most discussed points in the country for month which they wanted to protest but the police have stopped the demonstration by filing motion in court.

The apex court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau said on Tuesday June 8 that the High Court’s order was an error.

The Ghana Police Service on Thursday, May 6 secured a restraining order from an Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, to stop the planned protest.

The restraining order followed an affidavit filed by the police against the conveners of the protest march pursuant to Section 1 (6) of the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 491).

The #FixTheCountry campaign started on social media by some youth who are demanding good governance from the Akufo-Addo-led government.

Notable personalities added their voices to the campaign, expressing concerns about how the country is being governed currently.

Some raised concerns the cost of living in Ghana is becoming too high as a result of mismanagement of the economy. These concerns were, however, responded to by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Facebook.

“We are four months into our four year mandate. The job of government is to fix problems. This is what we have been doing since 2017.

He further said the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the global economy and caused increases in prices of commodities such as oil, cement and iron rods as well as overall cost of shipping.

According to the Vice President, it is very important to place the performance of their government over the last four years after inheriting an economy with “no meat on the bone” as a record.  He then said their government listens and cares so the facts and data speak for themselves.  He edges us to trust the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for taking the country into the next level a promised.

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