Minority in Parliament Accuses Police of Betrayal for Occupy BoG Protest
The Minority in Parliament has strongly criticized the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, alleging a betrayal of their #OccupyBoG protest campaign.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) members within the Parliament assert that the police’s actions aim to hinder their efforts to hold the Bank of Ghana’s Governor and deputy governors accountable for significant losses incurred at the central bank during the past year.
Undeterred in Their Pursuit: Minority’s Resilience Amidst Police Obstruction
Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, the Deputy Minority Leader, addressed the media on August 30, asserting the Minority’s unyielding stance in the face of police interference.
Despite the police’s attempts, the Ellembelle MP conveyed that their determination remains unwavering.
He emphasized that their mission to demand accountability from the central bank’s managerial figures remains a priority.
Police Prevent #OccupyBoG Protest with Injunction Application
The Ghana Police Service has taken action to file for an injunction against the Minority’s proposed protest route, scheduled for September 5.
The initially planned route was set to begin at Makola, pass through Rawlings Park and Opera Square, and culminate at the Bank of Ghana.
The police raised concerns about potential overcrowding along this route, citing possible risks to public order, safety, and essential services.
Alternate Route Proposal Met with Rejection
As an alternative, the police proposed a route starting from Parliament House and concluding at Independence Square via the Osu Cemetery Traffic Light.
However, the Minority rejected this alternate route, further complicating the situation.
The court hearing for the injunction is scheduled for September 4, to prevent the Minority from utilizing their initially intended route for the protest.
Breach of Trust”: Minority’s Strong Reaction to Injunction Application
Responding to the injunction application, the Minority voiced their dissatisfaction, labeling it a “breach of trust.”
They expressed profound disappointment with the conduct of the police in this matter.
Despite these challenges, the Minority remains steadfast in their determination. They are committed to defending their case and pressing forward with the protest, adhering to the route they had originally planned.