Accra,– The Police is poised to provide the necessary security for the safety of the planned demonstration by the youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday, July 6, in Accra.
Accra,– The Police is poised to provide the necessary security for the safety of
the planned demonstration by the youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on
Tuesday, July 6, in Accra.
In a message posted on its Facebook page, the Police said the decision followed a meeting Mr
James Oppong-Boanuh, the Inspector-General of Police, held with the organisers of the
planned demonstration, at the Police Headquarters in Accra on July 2.
It said all matters relating to the march were discussed and agreed, including the routes and
It would be recalled that the NDC in a letter to the Inspector-General of Police, dated
Wednesday, June 30, and signed by Mr George Opare Addo, its National Youth Organiser,
declared the Party’s planned demonstration, dubbed: “A March for Justice Demonstration and
“This is to notify you that the NDC through its Youth Wing will hold a demonstration and street
protest dubbed, “A March for Justice” in Accra, on Tuesday, 6th July from 0800 hours in the
morning to mid-day,” the letter said.
“This letter is sent your way in line with the Public Order Act. The Act (491) stipulates that the
Police be notified under section (1) of any special event within the meaning of the Public Order
The letter said that the protest was to demand justice for “all persons killed and brutalized by
state-sponsored thuggery and/or adventurism by police and military forces”.
It said the planned protest was also to seek social justice for the unemployed youth.
The protest would follow these routes: “One chapter would start from Madina, the other from
the Accra Business District, the third from Osu and the last from Lapaz.
“We will all meet at the Jubilee House to present a petition to the President of the Republic, to
the Inspector-General of Police at the Police Head-Office and the Speaker of Parliament at
Parliament Houses,” it stated.
“We are willing to meet with the Police for further discussions on the subject matter.”
The Police had earlier expressed its unwillingness to provide security for mass protestors in view
of the threat such activities posed as COVID-19 super spreaders.
Source: Ghana News Agency