The Ghana Police Service (GPS) says it has met with the leadership of Democracy Hub, the organizers of #JulorbiHouse demonstration.
According to a statement issued by the Service, the meeting was at the instance of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, today 221d September 2023.
The meeting according to the Police helped in addressing concerns regarding their planned demonstration at the Jubilee House.
“At the meeting, the Police reechoed that the Service is not against any person or a group of
persons who want to demonstrate as it has a track record of providing security for
demonstrations in the past. However, in this instant case, the Police concern was the
location of the intended demonstration, the Jubilee House, which is a designated security
Zone,” the statement said.
The statement noted that leadership of the group has pledged to engage with their members on the best way forward.
“The leaders of the group assured the Police during the meeting that they would hold a
discussion with their members to come to a possible compromise as to the venue of the
demonstration and revert to the Police.
The leaders also assured the Police that they would talk to their members to leave the
streets while awaiting either a compromise decision between the Police and the
demonstrators on an alternative venue or the determination of the matter by the court.
It was established at the meeting that there is no evidence or reported case of assault
against the demonstrators according to Police records. Therefore, anyone with evidence to
the contrary should provide it for investigation” the statement added.
Read the the Police statement below