Cross section of fully armed Ghana Police Service Personnels in the Central Region last Saturday discontinued an intended No Airport No Vote demonstration from Cape Coast North to Cape Coast South by energetic young men and women in the Central Region.
Sekondi-Takoradi based reporter Benjamin Bray, can confirm that at the beginning of the peaceful demonstration which started within Abura Kofi Apo community in Cape Coast North saw about 12 unarmed police officers leading and guiding the demonstrators. Meanwhile upon reaching Pedu Junction there was an unexpected set of fully armed police officers holding teargas guns at Pedu Junction where demonstrators were to pass to Cape Coast North.
Information gathered at Pedu Junction during the halted demonstration for an hour indicates that the Cape Coast Police Division interruption and could not allow the demonstrators to cross the red line to Cape Coast South was due to the fact the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley was on an official visit with H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Cape Coast Castle.
The last Saturday peaceful demonstration interrupted by the Cape Coast Police Division was to alert the central region indigenous on how for decades Ghanaian politicians from the both the ruling government New Patriotic Party “NPP” and the opposition National Democratic Congress “NDC” have neglected the Central Region in terms of the distribution of national cake agenda.
According to the concerned youths since the era of Ghana’s elections from 1992 to date Central Region remains as it is without any improved developmental projects to boast about.
Moreover the demonstrators were marvelled on the attitudes of the police officers couldn’t pave way for them to express their civil rights as Ghanaian citizens.
The demonstrators matched on the principal and commercial streets of Cape Coast North with words placed on placards including, the Marina City Project Now, Stop Taking Us for Granted, Tourism Hub of Ghana Deserves Better, Cape Coast Deserves Better among others.
Speaking to Sekondi-Takoradi based reporter Benjamin Bray, the demonstrators expressed their bitterness on the collapse of a private factory Ameen Sangari Industries, that has been in existence for over 100 years inthe Central Region.
from the Lebanese Company that were into the production of liquid Soaps
They lamented that about 160 workers have been jobless due to the collapsed of the only private factory in the Central Region established by Lebanese Company that were into the production of liquid Soaps.
It was revealed that the collapsed of the Lebanese company has created huge vacuum for majority of the then 160 youths workers to engaged themselves unpleasant activities leading to the high rise of arm robbers in the Cape Coast Municipality.
The young men and women that
stood up for the betterment of Cape Coast and its environ cities chanted songs with a hashtag slogan
NO AIRPORT – NO VOTE.
According to them Central Region Deserves the Best as well as
Cape Coast Deserves Better developments including Airport, Railway, Harbour, factories among.
“Decision not to vote alone is an expression of the democracy of your civil rights”, central region indigenous told.
They are therefore calling upon both the central government and central region leaders headed by the central regional minister, Hon. Kwamena Duncan to help Central Region to have portion of the sharing of the national cake.