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Arise Ghana demo hits Accra today  

The much anticipated protest by a pressure group, Arise Ghana group is currently ongoing the streets of Accra today to protest poor economic conditions.

The demonstration is set for 2 days, Tuesday and Wednesday (June 28 and 29, 2022) in Accra to demand, among other things, the withdrawal of the controversial E-levy, total abolishment of the Agyapa mineral royalties deal, return of State lands grabbed by public officials, payment of allowances to NABCO recruits among other trainees, immediate slashing of government spending, reduction on public borrowing and reduction in the price of petroleum products by scrapping taxes.

The group originally intended to hold the protest from 3pm to 10pm including gathering in front of the Jubilee House in Accra, but the police took the matter to court, where the court directed the organizers of the protest to end their activities by 4pm due to national security concerns.

Some Members of Parliament on the Minority have joined the protest.

The Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has advised police officers to treat Arise Ghana demonstrators with respect.

He cautioned his men to be as professional as they can to demonstrate to the world that Ghana is a beacon of democracy.

The court yesterday directed that the protest should commence at the Obra Spot here in Accra and end at the Independence Square as the protesters had argued that the exercise route to end at the Jubilee House.

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