“Routes for the Minority’s #OccupyBoGProtest Scheduled for Tuesday”

The Ghana Police Service has approved the Minority Caucus in Parliament’s planned demonstration against the Governor of the Bank of Ghana and his deputies on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

In a press briefing on October 2, ACP Grace Ansah-Akrofi, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, announced that the protesters will gather at the Obra Spot at Kwame Nkrumah Circle and follow a designated route. They will proceed through Adabraka, Ridge Roundabout, National Theatre Traffic Light, High Court Complex Traffic Light, Attah Mills Highway, make a U-turn at the National Lottery Authority, and conclude at Independence Square.

The police assured the public that an ample number of officers will be deployed to maintain peace and security during the demonstration. Specific roads will be temporarily blocked during the event.

The road from Independence Square to the Old Parliament Traffic Light will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic. Diversion will be directed through the Starlet Traffic Light, Ministries Traffic Light, past the Office of the Department of Urban Roads, National Lottery Authority, to connect with the AMA office Road to EOCO and rejoin the John Evans Atta Mills Highway at the Old Parliament Traffic Light intersection.

The Ghana Police Service expressed its commitment to collaborate with the Minority to ensure a peaceful protest and urged journalists covering the event to carry identification for ease of movement.

The protest had faced multiple delays due to disagreements between the police and the Minority over the planned routes. The Minority’s primary demand is the resignation of the Governor of the Bank of Ghana and his deputies, following the Bank’s reported GH¢60.81 billion loss in the 2022 fiscal year and the allocation of over $250 million for the construction of a new headquarters for the bank.

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