AFAG demo slams economic management, corruption

Hundreds of people attended the demonstration in Accra on Wednesday organised by the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) pressure group.
The group said government has failed to manage the country and that corruption is rife and economic hardships are pressing citizens.
Dr Nana Afriyie, President of AFAG, said state institutions are weak because of incompetent leaders, stressing that the National Health Insurance Scheme, the Electricity Company of Ghana and the Water Company Limited, have all failed to perform their duties.
Dr Afriyie made these remarks at the demonstration, named “Aagbe Wͻ”, which means ‘they are killing us,’ to express members’ dissatisfaction about the state of corruption and economic difficulty in the country.
Hundreds of Ghanaians joined the demonstration through some principal streets in Accra, and ended at the Arts Centre.
Protestors bore placards with inscriptions including“ Mahama Must Go”, “Women should wake up” , “We are suffering”, “ We cannot afford electricity and water bills”, aimed at showing their discontent about the state of governance.
Dr Afriyie said the demonstration was also to protest against excessive abuse and misuse of state resources by the current government.
“We will not relent on our efforts to express our dissatisfaction to government and send a signal that the masses are suffering, and that there is a new revelation of waste and misuse of state resources in the country,” he added.
Among political leaders took part in the demonstration were Ms Ursula Owusu, MP Ablekuma West, Mr Dominic Nitiwul Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, Mrs Irene Naa Toshie, MP for Tema West.
Credit: GNA

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