On Saturday, November 5, scores of Ghanaians massed up at the Kwame Nkrumah circle in Accra to take part in the “Ku me preko” reloaded demonstration. The demonstration was to register the displeasure of Ghanaians over the worsening economic condition in the country and also demand the resignation of President Nana Akuffo-Addo and his vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The protestors complained that the continuous depreciation of the Ghanaian cedi, the hikes in fuel prices and the high cost of living has brought untold hardship to Ghanaians.
The protesters who were clad in red and black attires wielded placards with various inscriptions such as “Ghana mpe Nana”, “The Battle over the Lord sef”, “sika mpe mismanagement” among others amid the chanting of songs. The demonstration started from Obra spot through some principal streets of Accra.
In attendance were some Civil society organizations such as Economic Fighters league, Arise Ghana and #FixTheCountry. The peaceful protest was led by Lawyer Martin Kpebu and Security Analyst Adib Saani.
The protest dubbed “Ku me preko” was first witnessed in the country on May 23, 1995. The protest then was to kick against the Value Added Tax (VAT) which had been introduced by the Rawlings Administration and also lament the high cost of living in the country