Efia Odo, a social media influencer and actress, has expressed her extreme dissatisfaction in Ghanaian celebrities for lacking the bravery to meaningfully contribute to matters of national concern.
Efia Odo referred to celebrities as jokers and a depressed set of people who only find fulfillment in boasting loudly about themselves in a tweet she posted earlier today, September 21.
“99% of Ghanaian celebrities are jokers. When it’s time to use your voices for things that concern national issues, you’re mute. But when it’s time to talk and boast about yourselves, y’all have no issues using your platform to do so. Sad group of people,” she wrote.
Following the news of the arrest of protesters from “Occupy Julorbi House” today, Efia Odo wrote the post.
The protest’s organizer, Democracy Hub, a civil society organization based in Accra, was reported to have informed the police in advance of their planned demonstration on Nkrumah Memorial Day to demand that “the President and members of the Economic Management Team #FixTheCountry in light of the level of economic mismanagement and theft that has engulfed our government from the highest levels.”
Graphic Online had reported that the demonstration organizers intended to gather near the 37 Military Hospital bus stop (trotro station), from where they would march to the Jubilee House.
However, police forces dispersed the demonstration and detained the less than 50 demonstrators. Those who were detained reportedly went to several Accra police stations.
As of 10 am, there were still police present outside the 37 Military Hospital bus station, and they detained any protesters in red or black who were visible in the neighborhood.
Social media erupted after hearing about the protesters’ arrests, with # Occupy Julorbi House# trending at the top of Twitter.
Efia Odo, who was obviously upset by the development, spilled her ire on Twitter and urged famous people to speak up against such important issues.
Similar thoughts were also expressed by actor and current politician John Dumelo, who criticized the detention of “Occupy Julobrbi House” protesters as a violation of their democratic rights.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana