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Concerned Ghanaians introduce “Red Friday” campaign

Concerned Ghanaians for Responsible Governance (CGRG), organisers of the ‘Occupy Flagstaff House’ demonstration have introduced a new campaign dubbed “Red Friday”.
The campaign’s aim is to put pressure on government to respond to the concerns listed in their petition to the President. According to the Concerned Ghanaians for Responsible Governance (CGRG), the main objective of the ‘Red Friday’ campaign is to keep the issues raised in their petition alive until government responds.
The group embarked on a demonstration on July 1 to complain about the harsh economic conditions of citizens in the country. They subsequently submitted a petition to the Presidency which was received by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Valery Sawyer.
He noted that the issues raised in the petition they presented to the President on July 1 “are issues that are symptomatic of the hardship of the ordinary Ghanaian.”
The ‘Occupy Flagstaff House’ protesters, who were largely middle class people, bore placards some of which read, “The King Is Naked”, “Onukpa Be Shia!! Shame”, “Mahama Aden”, “Mahama Fix The Economy” “Mr. President You Have Failed Ghanaians,” and “Y’ayɛ Dɛn”.
Among the prominent people who participated in the demonstration were former MTN Chief Marketing Officer, George Andah; Vice President of local think-tank IMANI, Kofi Bentil; a lecturer at the Ashesi University, Dr. Esi Ansah, and Yoofi Grant of Databank.

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