Ghana’s most decorated rapper Sarkodie has added his voice to the ongoing hardships and economic crisis in the country.
In X (formerly Twitter) post, Sarkodie wrote “Main reason for this demonstration @NAkufoAddo is to let you know the people (citizens) are suffocating in hardship!”
“It’s easy to overlook since most of government officials are no where close to the situation on the ground! It’s a Bully when you starve someone and still ask them to follow “Rules” it’s only a matter of time.”
There has been a series of demonstrations in Ghana’s capital, Accra, since Thursday 21 September.
Hundreds of Ghanaian protesters matched on the streets of Accra to express their dissatisfaction.
During the protest, 49 people were arrested including BBC reporters and later released on bail the next day.
The lawyer for the organizers of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration, who were arrested, has condemned the police personnel who made the arrest. He described the arrest of the members of the group, named Democracy Hub, as “undemocratic” and said that the organizers had never received any court notice.
The pressure group, Democracy Hub, hopes for a positive and prompt response from the government to address the challenges faced by Ghanaians.
With all the many challenges, a large consensus of Ghanaians has outlined the major reforms and transformation they are looking to see the government take prompt action to address them.
The opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the arrest and called for their release.
The NDC said the conduct of the police “is not only unlawful but shameful and backward.”