Last Sunday was a big day in Ghana. While many were celebrating mother’s day, they were also making sure that mother Ghana is fixed by those out in charge to do so.
Stopped from holding an on the ground demonstration on May 9, timed to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the famous Kume Preko demonstration that was led by the current President Nana Akufo-Addo against the then President, the Late Jerry John Rawlings about many of the issues that are still prevalent today.
Young people from all walks of life have been protesting online with #FixTheCountry hashtag and other derivatives.
With a court-ordered injunction placed on the on-the-ground demonstration, conveners of the protest got smart and advised the youth to move their protest online.
They were encouraged to wear black, create placards with their own #FixTheCountry messages and talk a walk through their own neighbourhoods or stand near something they want to see fixed.
They were also asked to take a photo or a video of themselves, post it online with the hashtag for the day #FixMotherGhana.
With protestors stopped from converging at Independence Square to protest, they protested everywhere and every corner of the country.
If they couldn’t gather at one place, then they would be everywhere…
…and so they were…
The young citizens of this country are demanding for the basics, such as good roads, a functioning healthcare system, jobs, affordable housing among others.
According to the conveners, #FixTheCountry is a directive to those in charge to do exactly they are supposed to do – their jobs.
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