Reconsider Your Armed Demonstration - Police To Group

The Ghana Police Service says it would be unable to provide a group security for a three-day 'armed' demonstration.

The group made up of broadcasters Captain Smart and Okatakyie Afrifa, convener of the #FixTheCountry, Oliver Barker-Vormawor and Benjamin Darko intends to demonstrate on June 4 and picket at the Ghana Police Headquarters and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

However, according to the police, the demonstration has the potential to disrupt public order and public safety; hence they should reconsider and organize a lawful and peaceful protest".

The Police in a press release issued June 1, 2022 said: "We are therefore unable to provide security for a demonstration which is in flagrant violation of the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 49) and has the potential to result in a breach of public order and public safety," the Police release said.

"The Service has reached out to the organisers to reconsider their proposal and work with the Police towards the organisation of a lawful, peaceful and successful demonstration. We wish to assure the public that in the interest of public safety and security, the Police are putting in place all necessary measures to ensure that unauthorised persons do not march the streets with weapons," the statement added.

Police Statement on Intended Armed Demonstration in Accra

— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) June 1, 2022