The youth of Ghana recently took to the streets of social media to protest against the indolent nature of leaders with regards to developmental issues. This followed the injunction the court placed on their planned demonstration. The armed presence of Ghana Police at the set venue on the day scheduled also contributed.
In order not to break any rules, the youth resorted to a virtual protest. This protest took place on various social media including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Its main purpose was to call onto the government to fix whatever needs fixing in the country; roads, education system, unemployment, gerontocratic nature of the work environment, high cost of living, you name it. Here are snippets of the virtual protest.
The responses from the government are extremely tone deaf. The list of ‘dodgy’ accomplishments does not address the growing income inequality or the joblessness.
I am in black. #FixMotherGhana#WeAreAngry#FixingTheCountryGhana#FixTheCountry pic.twitter.com/y3bocBePPc— Joe Jackson (@Joe_Jackson_GH) May 9, 2021
This picture speaks volume of how ready the Ghanaian is to work but all he is asking is #FixMotherGhana #FixingTheCountryGhana #FixTheCountry #FixTheCountryNow #WeAreAngry Blaze l see you! pic.twitter.com/OWwhmJtd7h— El Kay Gh 🇬🇭🇨🇦🇬🇧🌎 (@EastLegonKwadwo) May 9, 2021
See where people are sleeping meanwhile the country has spent millions of dollars on project left in the bush to destroy.#FixingTheCountryGhana #FixTheCountryNow #WeAreAngry pic.twitter.com/SbajyaIgxK— A Y e b i E (@egyahsolo) May 9, 2021
In the face of all these, some citizens have asked that Ghanaians rather need to fix their attitudes. Does the country need fixing more than the attitudes of the people? The question remains unanswered.