After a long protesting by the youth of Ghana on Twitter, “Fix the country demo” finally came of on Wednesday 4th August, 2021 with hundreds of youth participating to fight for a better Ghana.
All what the youth demanded was accountability, good governance and better living conditions from the government .
The protesters, mainly youth and social media activist, were spotted holding placards with some inscriptions on it .
Some of the inscription includes “We deserve better too, Fix the County” , “Provide jobs for us, we’re suffering“ and many more.
In the course of the demo, an old man was seen holding a placard with the inscription “No to Revisionism. Nkrumah remains Founder”.
According to the 67-year old man, he’s never happy with the change of the Founder’s Day which used to be celebrated every September 21 to mark the birthday of Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Other protesters when asked why they join the ‘Fix the country demo’ made it known that they had no jobs to do and are always home so government must fix the country by providing more jobs .
Many protesters converged at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange by 6pm as others were bused from other location to join hands in the demo.
From the scene, majority of the protest were seen in red and black attire to show how serious they are. Others were seen with microphones and mini speakers passing information to the larger crowd.
The demo started around 8am where the walked along the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue towards Farisco Traffic Light and through to TUC Traffic Intersection and finally ended at the Black Star Square.
Through the protest, the youth were singing revolutionary and patriotic song such as ‘Arise Ghana Youth’ to awaken the youth spirit.
Misunderstanding occurred along the demo when a number of protestors tried using Graphic Road when the got to Farisco Traffic Intersection but the Police prevented them from using the route.
In all, the protest was a peaceful one and it ended on a good note at the Black Star Square some minutes past noon.