All of it started on Sunday, 2 Might 2021. Some Twitter influencers and activists began a thread highlighting issues that they accuse the federal government of failing to deal with. They’re utilizing the hashtags like #FixGhanaNow, #FixTheCountry and #FixMotherGhana to rally assist and achieve consideration.
They are saying the price of dwelling in Ghana is turning into too excessive and the nation has many different urgent issues. Tens of 1000’s of social-media customers posted greater than half 1,000,000 tweets on the themes. Might this damage the honeymoon that the Akufo-Addo authorities has loved for the reason that 7 December presidential election?
Listing of complaints
A number of the points listed by the campaigners are:
- rising value of gas;
- current energy outages;
- unlawful small-scale mining affecting water provides;
- poor street infrastructure;
- and insufficient well being infrastructure.
Ghanaians vented their frustrations beneath the marketing campaign dubbed #FixGhanaNow, which has persistently been trending on Twitter for the previous week. Nevertheless, the federal government has been countering the marketing campaign with assurances.
“The job of presidency is to repair issues. That is what we’ve got been doing since 2017. The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down the worldwide financial system and precipitated enhance in costs of commodities resembling oil, cement and iron rods in addition to general value of delivery. […] Ours is a authorities that listens and cares. The details and knowledge converse for themselves. Belief President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,” vice-president Mahamudu Bawumia mentioned on Fb on Thursday.
The federal government is struggling to pay down its debt and is trying to elevate extra income. On 1 Might 2021, new taxes launched by the federal government took impact.