The ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Youth Wing has dismissed the three-day protest staged by the advocacy group, Democracy Hub. Salam Mustapha, the Youth Organiser of the NPP, shared his thoughts on the protest.
He made a deliberate effort to understand the main reasons and objectives of the protest, but unfortunately, he did not find any solid demands. Instead, the protest seemed to be centered around familiar political discourse on issues such as road infrastructure, the motorway, cost of living, and other related topics.
However, Mustapha was quick to criticize the police’s actions on the first day of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration on Thursday, September 21. He emphasized the importance of the police learning from past incidents to prevent similar situations from occurring.
He stated that he watched the three-day demonstration by Democracy Hub with keen interest. He strongly condemned the police’s behavior on the first day of the protest. He believed that the harsh treatment they received in September 2015, where they were subjected to violence, should have served as a lesson to the police, deterring any repetition.
Mustapha further clarified that it’s crucial to recognize that the right to protest is a fundamental and constitutionally guaranteed right. Citizens have the right to participate in peaceful protests to express their demands.
In response to the group’s call for better conditions for Ghanaians, Salam Mustapha acknowledged the economic difficulties faced by Ghanaians and reassured the government’s commitment to address and rectify these economic problems.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana