The Ghana Police Service has secured a restraining order against a planned demonstration by members of the social media movement, #FixTheCountry.
The Police had earlier filed an ex-parte motion seeking an injunction against the planned demonstration.
As a result, the court ruled that the planned demonstration is prohibited until the restriction on public gathering is lifted.
“It is hereby ordered that the organizers/conveners of Fixthecountry protest march, their associates, officers, agents, assigns, and workmen are prohibited from embarking on any demonstration on Sunday, 9th May 2021, or any other date until the restriction on public gatherings is lifted by the appropriate authority,” the order stated.
Because the proposed #FixTheCountry protest was against the ban on public gatherings, the Greater Accra Regional Police Command had earlier indicated that it could not sanction it.
Using the hashtag #FixTheCountry on Twitter, members of the group and netizens in general have been expressing their displeasure over the failure of successive governments to improve the living standards of Ghanaian citizens.
Among the complaints, they cited dumsor (power outages), unemployment and poor healthcare systems as evidence of governments’ mismanagement of the country.