The Youth Wing of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has noted that there was no basis for the three-day #OccupyJulorbi House demonstrations.
The wing said there was no salient points that people could take away from the protests organises.
In a statement, the Youth Organiser of the NPP, Salam Mustapha said “I tried so hard in the 3 days of the protest to take home the most salient reason and demand for the protest, but nothing concrete. Except for the usual rhetoric of fix the road, motorway, cost of living and other tangentials, which borders on politics.”
He also took on the police for the arrests of some of the protesters who participated in the demonstration on Thursday.
“I followed with keen interest a 3-Day demonstration organised by a group known as Democracy Hub. I want to firstly condemn the action of the police force on the first day of the demonstration. I thought that the barbaric act that was meted on us in September 2015, where we were brutalised, served as a lesson for the police to learn from and never to repeat again but alas.
“For the records, the right to demonstrate is inalienable and guaranteed by the Constitution. Citizens have the right to protest, albeit peacefully to drum home their demand(s)”.
“In conclusion, the gallant youth of this country deserve better. We are in difficulties, no doubt about it. But I can state unequivocally that all young people around the world share similar stories as we do here, though with varying degrees, but sufficiently, there’s global stress on us all.
“I have absolute trust in this government and the efforts underway to get us out of the woods. Let’s not forget that Ghana was the fastest growing economy in the world in 2018. This translated into jobs and reduction in some benchmark values, stable cost of living. This government has a track record of ‘fixing’ and will continue to do so,” Salam Mustapha assured.
Read the full statement below