Court adjourns #Fixthecountry case to June 21

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey has adjourned a case filed by the Ghana Police Service that is seeking to halt a planned demonstration by campaigners of fix the country to June 21.

The court adjourned the case on Monday June 14.

The adjournment followed late filing of document.

The Police told the court that allowing the demonstration to take place will pose health threats to the people of this country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Police had earlier said the substantive case between the service and conveners of the #Fixthecountry movement regarding was still pending in the High Court despite the Supreme Court judgement.

A statement issued by the Police said “The substantive case between the Ghana Police Service and the converters on their right to demonstrate is still pending at the High Court.

“The public is advised to disregard any call to demonstrate by the conveners.of the fixthecountry protest march without complying with the provisions of the public order act.”

The Supreme Court has quashed a High Court order that blocked the fix the country campaigners from embarking on a demonstration.

The apex court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau said on Tuesday June 8 that the High Court’s order was an error.

The Ghana Police Service on Thursday, May 6 secured a restraining order from an Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, to stop the planned protest.

The restraining order followed an affidavit filed by the police against the conveners of the protest march pursuant to Section 1 (6) of the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 491).

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The #FixTheCountry campaign started on social media by some youth who are demanding good governance from the Akufo-Addo-led government.

Notable personalities added their voices to the campaign, expressing concerns about how the country is being governed currently.

Some raised concerns the cost of living in Ghana is becoming too high as a result of mismanagement of the economy.

These concerns were, however, responded to by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Facebook.

“We are four months into our four year mandate. The job of government is to fix problems. This is what we have been doing since 2017.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the global economy and caused increases in prices of commodities such as oil, cement and iron rods as well as overall cost of shipping.

Nevertheless, it is very important to place the performance of our government over the last four  years after inheriting an economy with “no meat on the bone” on record.  Ours is a government that listens and cares. The facts and data speak for themselves.  Trust President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”

By Laud Narteyt||Ghana