By Patrick Biddah
Three separate demonstrations are to be staged against the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government this month over what the organizers say are thievery, deceit and insensitivity.
The National Democratic Congress ( NDC) is staging the first one tomorrow over the controversial e-levy.
At a press conference on Monday ahead of the demonstration tomorrow ( Thursday, February 9, 2022) , the Youth Organizer of the party, Mr George Opare Addo, said the demonstration is to tell government not to just withdraw the e-levy from Parliament but as well abandoned it introduction entirely.
According to him, the issue of the e-levy is pure thievery and does not qualify for a levy.
Dubbed, ‘ yentua demo’, the protest will start at the Obra Spot at Circle at 7:00am.
All the security arrangements, he noted have been secured.
The future of Ghana according to the Youth Organizer, continues to look bleak under the Akufo-Addo administration with the trend of current hard economic conditions.
Introducing the e-levy , he emphasized will only go a long way to worsen the living conditions of Ghanaians who are already struggling to feed their families.
The NPP, he further noted has lost direction and was wondering if the number of vehicles being driven by these appointees in the name of town hall meeting cannot be used judiciously in other areas.
The press conference which was also to raise questions about government’s poor management of the depreciation of the Ghanaian currency also touched on the ongoing University Teachers Association of Ghana’s ( UTAG) strike as well as the deceit of the Nation’s Builders’ Corps (NABCO) of getting them employed after the programme.
According to Mr Opare Addo, part of the reason for the poor performance of the Nana Addo administration is that no one is able to advise the President to cut down on his profligate expenditure.
Already, the Concerned University Students have staged their demonstration yesterday to drum home government attention to address the UTAG strike.
The Convener of the demonstration, Mr George Kofi Aboah, explained that government has been insensitive to the students by not doing what it takes to address the grievances of the lecturers to return to the classroom.
“ This is the fifth week without our lecturers in our classrooms. The National Labour Commission should not be acting as a bully reference to sabotage the lecturers “, he charged.
About 4, 000 students in all took part in yesterday’s demonstration to draw the attention of the government to ensure that the demands of the students are met.
The third demonstration which will be organised against the Nana Addo led administration will be by the aggrieved NABCO personnel .
According to their spokesperson, Nana Barima Asamoah , the trainees have not been paid for the past six months.
This , he added is compounded by the deceit by the government for their inability to integrate them into mainstream public sector institutions for employment.
He therefore announced that the over 90,.000 trainees who have been deceived will be hitting the street on February 15, this year to register their displeasure.