The youth wing of the largest opposition political party in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress, NDC, is staging a demonstration in Accra today, in what they call a ‘march for justice.’
The NDC is seeking to use the protest to demand justice for all persons killed or brutalised by various security agencies in the country.
Recall that a week ago, military officers were shown on video, shooting into a crowd of protesters at Ejura in the Ashanti region. On Friday, Officers in Wa in the Upper west region, brutalized residents over a missing phone. Both incidents are under investigation.
The NDC adds that the march is to seek justice for people who died during the elections, as well as call on the government to fix the issues arising in the country.
National youth organizer of the party, George Opare Addo has been speaking to journalists after a meeting with the police to finalize the route for today’s march.
Meanwhile, Fighters League (EFL) has refused to participate in the today’s demonstration. The group, together with #FixTheCountry campaigners, has been denied a right to protest for months over similar concerns. The group argues that the NDC, just like the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), are equal partners in creating and sustaining the anti-people establishment that oppresses the citizenry.