The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame has revealed that the organisers of #FixTheCountry showed “bad faith” when they met with the National Security Ministry.
According to him, information on what transpired at the discussion with the convenors were being leaked to the public while the meeting was in session.
“And I will say so for two reasons, the bad faith was exhibited by even the leakage of what was transpiring at the meeting to the press while the Ministers were meeting, I think that it is a matter of public record, that whiles the Ministers were engaging them they were actually leaking,” he told Samson Lardy Anyenini, host of Newsfile on JoyNews.
Ghanaian youth who are dissatisfied with the conditions in the country are not relenting in their bid to demand accountability through a social media campaign.
The demonstration was meant to amplify sentiments such as rising youth unemployment, inefficient health systems, skyrocketing cost of rent, poor road networks among others.
Despite an injunction secured by the police against the #FixTheCountry demonstration slated for May 9, the youth are unperturbed.
They have expressed their displeasure at the restraining order granted by the High Court and further accused the government of securing same on their blind side.
But speaking on Newsfile, the Attorney General explained that the #FixTheCountry representatives refrained from speaking at the meeting, another move he believes defeats the purpose of the dialogue.
“Another reason they acted in bad faith was that when I was at the meeting after I had spoken, I said well, I need to also hear from them but they refused to talk…is that the way to engage the government?” the Attorney General quizzed.
Mr Dame also added that he was concerned about the timing of the demonstration since the country is still battling with the Covid-19 virus.
“If you look at the letter that they brought, the main purpose for the demonstration is stated on page one of the letter and I find it a little bit out of place that they would be holding a demonstration in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis,” he added.
However, while lamenting the setback in taking their concerns onto the street, the sympathisers have adopted a different approach by going back to where it all started – Twitter. A hashtag, #NameAndShame has been created on to share their sentiments.
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