Ghana is set to witness a second edition of the Occupy Jubilee House Protest. During the first edition, protesters were unable to breach police barriers to picket at the seat of Ghana’s presidency. This time, their demand is clear – the resignation of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo .
Just like the previous, the protest is themed ‘#OccupyJulorbiHouse’ and ‘#JustResign’ and will demand the President of Ghana steps down immediately or gets impeached by Parliament.
“Democracy Hub believes that the President’s stewardship of this country demonstrates incompetence, a lack of integrity, routine abuse of power, and greed,” it said in a statement on Monday, October 9, 2023.
The protest is scheduled to take place from December 1 to December 31.
The protesters are rallying for the same causes as in the first protest.
They will demonstrate against high unemployment rate, economic mismanagement, deterioration in press freedom and extra judicial killings and the persecution of activists calling for democratic reforms.
They will also call for the prompt prosecution of corrupt officials, including individuals within the President’s family and inner circle.
“The protest will also serve to educate Ghanaians on our enduring advocacy for a New Constitution for a New Generation. We believe in progressive Constitutional Reforms that will provide a better framework for social equity and economic justice for our people: as well as help confront the abuse of power and impunity more squarely,” it added.
Following their unsuccessful attempt to picket at the Jubilee House during the previous protest, the organizers have announced that this time, picketing will take place at the ‘publicly accessible side facing Liberation Street’.
“Democracy Hub pledges to establish and publish extensive picketing guidelines to ensure a smooth and peaceful event. Informational sessions will be conducted to educate the public about these guidelines.”
About Democracy Hub:
Democracy Hub is a civil society organization committed to promoting democratic values, transparency, accountability, and the rule of law in Ghana.
The organization advocates for the rights and duties enshrined in the 1992 Constitution and works to ensure that these principles are upheld by the government and public officials. The organization is committed to upholding the principles of the rule of law and constitutional accountability.