According to Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has received more money than any other president in Ghana but has few projects to show for it.
The present government has received $500 billion, according to Sammy Gyamfi, a member of the lobbying organization Arise Ghana, but there are no significant projects, such as schools and hospitals, to point to as having been created from the money.
“President Akufo-Addo has more wealth than any other head of state. In reference to the Arise Ghana’s planned rally, he stated on the New Day show with Johnnie Hughes on TV3 on Monday, June 27, “The last time we checked, he has collected $500 billion yet, he has not created hospitals and schools.”
He emphasized that “this country is regressing.”
He continued by saying that the purpose of the demonstration was to criticize the government for the immense suffering Ghanaians are currently experiencing.
According to him, the difficulties are brought on by both the high cost of fuel and certain of the petroleum-related levies.
He said that the 10 pesewas Sanitation and Pollution charge, or “Borla tax,” is not necessary.
The demonstration slated for January 28 and 29 is the first significant activity, according to Sammy Gyamfi.
“We’re going to hold a protest to voice our opposition to the agonizing suffering Ghanaians endure. The difficulties Ghanaians face are excessive. The increases in fuel prices are largely to blame for this.
He continued, “We don’t get why Ghanaians should continue paying ‘Borla’ tax.
On June 28, 2022, the organization intended to begin a series of protests that would finish in front of the government building, beginning at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange/Obra Spot.
According to a statement the organization had previously released, “We shall move from the Nima Police Station street to the Arko-Agyei inter-change and terminate at the Frontage of the Jubilee House where we will picket till 10 PM.”
They stated that the demonstration was being held “to protest against the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government’s continued and astronomical increases in fuel prices that have imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians; protest against the imposition of the obnoxious E-Levy on the already burdened Ghanaian people.”
“Demand a full-scale, bipartisan parliamentary investigation into COVID-19 spending; protest the government of Akufo-Addo and Bawumia’s officials’ appropriation of public lands, particularly their declassification of substantial areas of the Achimota Forest Reserve.
“Protest against the growing culture of human rights abuses under the watch of President Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Bawumia, as well as the increased rate of police brutalities and state-sponsored murders of innocent Ghanaians.”