Ghanaian youth who are dissatisfied with the conditions in the county are not relenting in their bid to demand accountability.
Despite an injunction secured by the police against the #FixTheCountry demonstration slated for May 9, the youth are unperturbed.
The police in a letter to the conveners following the restraining order it secured on Thursday said the group, made up of mostly youth, is denied the opportunity to protest on the said date “or any other date until the restriction on public gathering is lifted.”
The demonstration was meant to amplify sentiments such as rising youth unemployment, inefficient health systems, skyrocketing cost of rent, poor road networks among others.
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.
The court said No Demonstration And I’ll Go With That. That Does Not Mean We Still Can’t Complain. Online Demonstration Goes On. We Will Do Everything Online. #NameAndShame— KALYJAY 👻 (@gyaigyimii) May 7, 2021
This time, the more targeted campaign has seen users sharing videos and images of stalled projects and deteriorating conditions that need government’s support while calling out particular MPs and DCEs among other duty bearers.
Though the MPs are primarily tasked to make laws in Parliament, many of the campaigners say they are embarking on this online protest on the back of campaign promises made by the legislators to see some of these projects through.
The hashtag, #NameAndShame has garnered over 81,000 tweets since it started Friday morning.
Below are some of the tweets from various constituents across the country.
NDC, I have a good message for you.— Horgah Edem Anonu (@iamahedem) May 7, 2021
NPP, you can also listen.
Youth, we owe this to our kids unborn.
Ghana, we will fight for you.#FixGhanaNow #FixTheCountryGhana #FixingTheCountryGhana #nameandshame The MP #ITBEGINSWITHME pic.twitter.com/F26xGI5OQc
We voted for the cleanest city in Africa and this is what we got served…smh😵 Something has to done and its should be now!!! #FixTheCountryNow #nameandshame @HawaKoomson your municipality report⚠️⚠️⚠️ pic.twitter.com/WgtZudclpu— STREETBOY KANTÈ❤⚡⛄🇬🇭 (@RicchCliff_) May 7, 2021
The MP of Ho central Benjamin Kpodo, we have an abandoned library. Takla to Ho road very very dusty. Some communities still dont have clean water yet he campaigns there. #NameAndShame— Dr. Prof. Ayigbe Borla Bird PHD (@Mr_Ceyram) May 7, 2021
This road is from Amasaman-Ashalaja-Kasoa. This was completed days before the 2016 election. The road got destroyed before the 2020 election.— Ntim Darkwah (@NtimDarkwah1) May 7, 2021
The MP at Ashalaja(Domeabra-Obom Constituency) is Sophia Akuoko. She comes over here during election time to share kenkey #NameAndShame pic.twitter.com/ZqzEmSzxUy
This is the Tanoso Kessben area!!!!!— AFRAKUMAH VENZA (@AfrakumahV) May 7, 2021
This is supposed to be a bridge!!!!
Not safe at alllllllllllll……….
Dr. Kingsley Nyarko..
Sir, kindly fix this death trap bridge.#nameandshame #FixGhanaNow pic.twitter.com/Rob92NjBMB
Ayawaso East constituency Road😭😭😭 Ohh God Nima hmmm Our Mp only comes to our Constituency when is elections becos he knows thats his party strongroad so he will win hmm😭😭😭 This road go fi play oware sef #nameandshame pic.twitter.com/pTKZA3MvqS— Brah Benefit (@brabenefit) May 7, 2021
This is a poor road at Obeyeyie( Amasaman Constituency) but they prefer plotting a very nice 2024 campaign signboard just for directions k3k3 #NameAndShame Hon @AfrifaMensa , winning 2024 is your topmost priority but why not Ghana first? pic.twitter.com/pt46koEek6— MaWuLi 😍🇰🇼✌️ (@DuseKobby) May 7, 2021
#NameAndShame Ayorkor Botchway came to parliament in 2004 and left in 2020. do the math. 16 years. yet nothing to show for. Dr. Adomako Kissi took over, and hmmm his silence hmmm. I’m yet to see him in my area sef. Anyaa Sowutuom const.— spéc (@quame_qatar) May 7, 2021
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