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Opinions Sun, 18 Mar 2012

One-Man March To Petition Ghana’s Parliament

PROSPER YAO TSIKATA EMBARKS ON A One-Man March To Petition Ghana’s Parliament

As part of efforts to draw attention to some pertinent national issues, Mr. Prosper Yao Tsikata, a PhD student at Ohio University, who is addressing students and the general public in some selected universities across the country, will be embarking on a one-man march to present a petition to Ghana’s legislative assembly, Parliament, at the State House in Accra, in order to draw attention to such issues.

Mr. Tsikata is marching from the Kotoka International Airport to Ghana’s parliament. His route is from the Airport via the Lands Registry at Cantoments. He would continue from Danquah Circle through OSU Oxford Street to Parliament, where he presents a petition to the Speaker of the House with copies to the Majority and the Minority leaders for onward transmission to the House. The march commences takes place on March 21, 2012 at 2: P.M. at the Kotoka International Airport. The contents of the petition will be made public after they are delivered to the designated public office holders.

The general public and the media are cordially invited to witness this historic event. Mr. Tsikata will be available to grant interviews and field questions after presenting the petition.

Other events include public presentations at the under listed venues and time: • African University College of Communication (AUCC) March 22, 2012 10:00 A.M • Commonwealth Hall Conference Room, University of Ghana March 22, 2012 4:00 P.M. • UCC Parliament, Cape Coast University March 23, 2012 1:00 A.M. • Makola Market (T.S.) March 24, 2012 10:00 A.M. – 12 Noon • Makola Market (Fire Service) March 24, 2012 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. • Banana Inn Station March 24, 2012 7:00 P.M. • Ahobrase J.S.S near Dansoman March 24, 2012 4:00 P.M. • Civic Center, Ho, March 26, 2012 6:00 P.M. • Anloga Market March 27, 2012 4:00 P.M. • Anloga E.P. Park March 27, 2012 8:00 P.M. • Keta Market March 28, 2012 12 Noon • Accra Polytechnic (for students) March 29, 2012 8:00 A.M.

TOPICS: • Rethinking Ghana Government Scholarships

• The Unemployment Crisis

• Land administration and lawlessness

• Politics of Self-Aggrandizement

• Dearth of policy innovation

• Failing educational system

• Corruption in Ghana

Columnist: Tsikata, Prosper Yao