A convenor of the #FixTheCountry protest says government should have kept quiet to listen to the people as they vent their spleens virtually.

Oliver Barker-Vormawor said the government, instead of listening to the cries of the people, organised a press briefing the same day the #FixTheCountry movement had chosen to protest.

“This is not the time to speak, it’s the time to listen so one press conference today isn’t solving the problem. Government failed to listen today and that is a problem for us,” he said.

The press briefing comes after some agitated citizens dissatisfied with the conditions in the country made clear their intentions to embark on a demonstration to demand accountability.

The protest was meant to amplify sentiments such as rising youth unemployment, inefficient health systems, the skyrocketing cost of rent, poor road networks, among others.

The press briefing held Sunday by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, addressing the nation follows some Ghanaians youth asking government to #FixTheCountry.

He spoke on the topic “Rebuilding the economy.”

During the briefing, he indicated that processes are still being implemented to provide all Ghanaians with a satisfactory standard of living.

“The president asked us to be a citizen and not a spectator, you have elected us to solve the problem that faces this country, and we will continue to work with you and other stakeholders to do just that.

“We acknowledge that as a nation we need to do more to ensure decent incomes to all Ghanaians,” he said.

Meanwhile, the agitated youth across the country have, today, defied the injunction by police against a planned protest in an unorthodox fashion by having a virtual protest.

This time, the police cannot stop the #FixTheCountry protestors from venting their spleen as far as the courts are concerned.