General News of 2014-07-15

Demo against Mahama in Washington DC next week

Ghanaians in the United States of America (USA) have scheduled a protest march outside Ghana's embassy in Washington DC over “economic hardship in Ghana”. A statement issued by organizers, Ghanaians Against Bad Governance, said the demonstration will be held on Wednesday, July 23.

“The protest is in response to the present economic hardship in Ghana, which is a result of, but not limited to, economic mismanagement, misplaced priorities, well-intentioned but badly planned and corruption ridden social interventions, and the blatant violation of the laws and policies of Ghana by our leaders.

"The aforementioned has resulted in a high cost of living, a currency in free fall, high interest rates, energy and water crisis, recurrent agitation by various labor organizations and a recent down grading of Ghana’s sovereign rating by Moody, just to mention a few."

The organizers are scheduled to present a petition to the head of Consular Affairs.

The petition is expected to be forwarded to the government of Ghana.

“We demand responsive and responsible governance to alleviate the plight of the good people of Ghana,” the organizers stated.

Source: tv3network.com
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