Today is May 9 and for most Ghanaians it is a dark day. It is the 20th anniversary of the stadium disaster that occured in a football match between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and the Accra Hearts of Oak.
It is also just days ahead of the 26th anniversary of one of the most talked about demonstrations in the country – Kume Preko.
Today would have also taken on another significance as the day young Ghanaians took to the streets to tell their government to fix the country.
However, they have been prevented from doing so using a law that was introduced last year to prevent social gathering as a means of curbing the spread of COVID-19.
With a court-ordered injunction placed on the demonstration, many Ghanaians are still finding ways to protest and make their voices heard.
They are finding a way around the said law.
As a result, from 9.30 am to 1 pm today (May 9), Ghanaians would be protesting without gathering at the Black Star Square as originally intended.
However, they are being encouraged to wear black all day and demonstrate at home and in their own neighbourhoods.
“Wherever you are, create your placards by taking a cardboard or wood and writing on it #FixTheCountry,” the Economic Fighters League (EFL), one of the conveners of the #FixTheCountry campaign has urged.
With the placard in hard, you are encouraged to raise your placard and walk around your area, choose whichever routes you want.
While doing so, take videos and pictures of yourself and post them on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #FixTheCountry.
New hashtags for today are #FixMotherGhana, to reflect on the fact that today is Mother’s Day, alongside the other hashtags already in use – #FixTheCountry and #FixTheCountryGhanaNow.
The conveners believe that your voice will be heard when you join the virtual protest.
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