Conveners of the #FixtheCountry Movement, Democracy Hub have announced the intention to hold a month-long protest at the Jubilee House. This was announced in a press statement issued on Monday, October 9, 2023.
According to them, the protest which is dubbed #OccupyJulorbiHouse and #JustResign will take place from December 1, to December 31, 2023.
The purpose of this protest according to Democracy Hub is the belief that the “President’s stewardship of this country demonstrates incompetence, lack of integrity, routine abuse of power and greed”.
Again, it added that they are “perturbed by the high levels of persistent unemployment among the youth: and the level of economic mismanagement that has jeopardized the future of young people as well as pushed nearly a million Ghanaians into poverty”.
“We are further concerned about the deteriorating press freedom: extrajudicial killing and the prosecution of the activists calling for democratic reforms,” it added.
The statement says the “#OccupyJulorbiHouse and #JustResign protest will call on the President of Ghana, to resign immediately or be impeached by Parliament.
Furthermore, Democracy Hub is demanding the prosecution of “corrupt officials including persons in the president’s family inner circle who have contributed to what has been described by a former cabinet minister as a friends, family, and concubines government”.
Also, the statement indicates that the protest will serve to educate Ghanaians on their enduring advocacy for a new constitution for a new generation due to the belief in a progressive constitutional reform that will provide a “better framework” for social equity and economic justice for the Ghanaian people as well as help confront the abuse of power and impunity more squarely.
The month-long protest according to Democracy Hub, will be held at the Jubilee House at the publicly accessible side, facing Liberation Street.
Democracy Hub earlier organized the #OccupyJulorbiHouse in September this year.
49 persons, including the organizers, were arrested by the Ghana Police Service for unlawful assembly in violation of the Public Order Act. The suspects were, however, released later in the day.