The “Y’abre demonstration” according the organizers was to draw attention to the “massive corruption” and “government’s incompetence in managing the current energy crisis in the country”.
At least a thousand people marched and chanted, blowing horns and made a lot of noise to show their displeasure with President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC party.
The central parts of the Kumasi metropolis were heavily congested as vehicular movement became almost impossible.
The protest attracted Members of Parliament (MPs) like Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu (Suame MP) and the Minority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Isaac Osei (Subin MP) Ho. Anthony Akoto Osei, minority spokesperson on finance and Old Tafo MP.
Others who attended included PNC’s Abu Ramandan, NDP’s Owusu Bempah who were introduced to the crowd by the National Organizer of NPP, John Boadu.
The protesters brandished placards with inscriptions “Mr. President why massive corruption” and ” where is our oil cash?” . “Mr. President solve the energy crises crippling businesses”.
Dr. Nsiah Asare, a founding member of the Movement revealed that members intend to hit the streets every three months if government fails to fix the economy, explaining that plans are already in place to hold demonstrations in Tamale and other regional capitals as well as districts.
In all, about four hundred police officers led by the Ashanti regional Police commander manned the procession from the start to the ended.