A group calling itself Coalition of Progressive Forces in Northern Ghana has set Wednesday, August 20 as date to hit the streets of Tamale to register members’ displeasure over what they describe as “economic hardship and misgovernance” meted out to the good people of Ghana by the Akufo-Addo-led government.
The demonstration is dubbed miisim coined from a Dagbani word which literary means ‘We are tired’.
According to the pressure group, the demonstration is aimed at bringing attention of government to numerous challenges confronting the nation for immediate redress.
The demonstration also seeks to highlight grievances of misgovernance and mismanagement of the economy on specific issues such as: “Unbearable costs of food fuel, electricity, transportation, water, rent, High cost of farming inputs (Fertilizer,Seeds, Tractors, etc)
Massive and grand corruption eating away human development, declining incomes and collapsing businesses, Ballooning national debt, putting generations yet to be born in debt, Heightened insecurity in the country (e.g., brazen armed robbery and signs of terrorism on the horizon)
Egregious human rights abuses such as the killing of journalists and innocent Ghanaians (e.g, Ahmed Sualey, Kaaka Macho, and six others during the 2020 elections) among others.”
“MIISIM DEMO” is a non- partisan civic engagement, and the organisers hope to mobilise Ghanaians in the northern part of the country to join the action.