Despite the rigid opposition met by the #FixTheCountry protest, the Accra High Court which was presided by Justice Ruby Aryeetey on Friday 25th June 2021 gave protestors the affirmation to embark on the protest following a police injunction.
The much anticipated #FixTheCountry Demo saw the likes of hundreds of individuals at the Obra Spot. Their presence was to increase the pressure on the Government of Ghana to address the numerous challenges facing Ghanaians.
The Protest began on the morning of Wednesday, August 4th, 2021. Protestors were dressed in black and red. Other individuals turned up easily at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to join the protest.
The COVID-19 safety protocols were also observed by the protestors. The majority of the protestors had their nose masks on since that was mandatory at all public gatherings. However, there was no regard for social distancing.
The protest ended at Independence Square with various speakers from the crowd addressing protestors. However, there was one thing that was missing and that was the fact that there was no written petition to be read and presented to the President.
Mr Hardi Yakubu, one of the convenors of the #FixTheCountry protest mentioned in an interview that, the communicators of the group did not present a petition because they do not want to be “communicators of detractors”.
He also mentioned that ‘people want us to present petitions but petitions have been presented all over the place. If you see the messages on the placards the people were holding: those are petitions. We are not going to petition the President.