United for Change Movement, a week ago, released a strong statement, backing the NPP's planned demonstration which eventually and successfully came off last week.
We would first of all congratulate the New Patriotic Party for its ability to bring such and unprecedented number of Ghanaians together to express their displeasure, in the strongest of terms, at government's failure to arrest our worsening power crisis. To the leadership of the NPP, we say "Thank You" for showing the way.
Despite the successful organization of the NPP's demonstration, there are still a lot to be done. Instead of acknowledging the concerns raised by the NPP in their demonstration, the ruling party chose to ridicule the whole programme with a press conference which sought to repeat the litany of responses government has been drumming into our ears over the past three years, action plans which have woefully failed to yield any result worth celebrating.
In effect, the Mahama administration seems to be telling Ghanaians it cannot do more to ensure stable power supply.
It is against this backdrop that Ghanaians should not relent in their efforts to demand the best from the party in government. Any organization or group of people staging a demonstration to demand immediate yet very pragmatic solutions from the Mahama administration must be patted at the back.
Movement for Change, having secured permission from the Ashanti regional police command to host Ghanaians with the sole objective of protesting vehemently against the injustice being meted out to them by the VRA/ECG/GRIDco on the 24th day of February, for some strange reasons, have had to postpone its demonstration to the next day, 25th February, 2015.
While we find this unconventional looking at the fact that the group secured the permit to stage that demonstration on the said date before any other group did, United for Change Movement is urging Movement for Change not to allow this grand scheme to scuttle its planned programme. We are solidly behind them in this worthy exercise.
This should rather oxygenate the group to work tirelessly to achieve their set objective of ensuring that the Ashanti region isn't treated as a foreign land as far as the distribution of power to Ghanaians is concerned.
We are also using this medium to urge all well meaning Ghanaians to massively troop to the Ashanti regional capital on 25th February, to support Movement for Change in this exercise. This Animal Farm kind of rule must not be allowed to gain root in our country as it doesn't bode well for democracy to thrive. This is a black cloud that portends a dangerous storm.
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere, therefore, we ask Ghanaians to help defeat this looming danger by participating in this demonstration by Movement for Change on 25th February, 2015.
MR. ROBBIE SARKODIE KLINSMAN : +447950318943
MR. KWADJO ANIM : +233247651154/+4915210555432
P.K SARPONG : 024 888 9263
JAMALUDEEN A. ABDULLAH : 0246198919
KATTE PRATT: +44 7912 365690
Source: United for Change Movement
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