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Sign Petition; Vote of No Confidence in the 1992 Constitution of Ghana

On 28th April 1992, the people of Ghana went to a referendum to adopt a new constitutional document. The Constitution was supposed to provide a rebirth for a beaten and tired nation. It was supposed to be a celebration of our resilience as a people and our commitment to building a democratic society. The document carried the Hopes and Aspirations of a people who had a sense of belief. A belief that the new Constitution will offer Justice. A belief that the New Document will set Ghana on the rails for shared prosperity, liberation and true democracy. A belief that abuse of power, corruption, inequality and immoral elite politics will give way to freedom!

Nearly 30 years on; those dreams have remained still born.

The Constitution has failed in its assumptions and in its design. It has become the most prominent face of a Republic that has entrenched vile corruption; institutional disregard for Ghanaian lives; human right abuses; and economic exclusion. Its provisions have been instrumentalized to shield immorality and provide immunity for the corruption of a decrepit political class. Its ethos has been infested with greed, inhumanity and criminal insensitivity.

Over the past few months, #FixTheCountry has created a platform that has mobilized Ghanaian civic conscience to reclaim our society; and to build a new path that leads to justice. We are asking questions that show the depth of the Republic's moral corruption. In a society where all civic institutions and administrative bodies have been corrupted from within by the political class and its enablers and corrupt appendages; #FixTheCountry is mobilizing citizens to become the last piece of resistance.

We are demanding a new society founded on justice. We are refusing to play by the rules of a political class that is so disinterested in the Ghana project. We are asking for a reset in the direction and the assumptions that pervasive immorality thrives on in our body politic.

For Ghana to work, we will need to reset to rebuild! For our democracy to work again and to deliver on its promises, we must urgently redesign the rules of engagement based on what past experiences have thought us. We need a Constitution for a New Generation that understands the urgency of justice.

 
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Stop Criminalising Nigerians And Other African Nationals

17th June, 2019

Press Release

STOP CRIMINALISING NIGERIANS AND OTHER AFRICAN
NATIONALS


We have observed with dismay the continuous criminalisation of our
fellow Africans from Nigeria and other countries. This has come about
as a result of some Nigerian nationals suspected to be involved in
criminal activities. But this does not in any way make all Nigerians
criminals. If some are found breaking the law, they must be dealt with
through the due process of the law, rather than used as the yardstick
for judging everyone from Nigeria.
The penchant to label crime this way is the root of the heinous
Afrophobic attacks that have claimed the lives of many Africans in
South Africa. In our press release of 21st April 2019, we had cause to
condemn these attacks and call for measures against South Africa if
nothing was done to curb them. In the same light, we condemn
attempts by the police and media to reduce the crimes of robbery,
kidnapping and others to the presence of Nigerians in Ghana.
It is important to reiterate our position that no African should be seen
as a foreigner in Ghana or anywhere in Africa for that matter. For we
are all first Africans before being Ghanaians or Nigerians. It is the
preservation of colonially-imposed borders without regard to our larger
Africanness that has caused the division and rancour in our midst. We
must emancipate ourselves from this and unite our forces for
prosperity.
This nation was founded on the ideals of the African personality and
Pan-African solidarity. We must not betray this foundation.
Revolutionary regards

Hardi Yakubu
Fighter-General

 

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Statement On CoronaVirus Response

17th March 2020


STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE


1. We have taken note of measures being taken by both government
and sectoral institutions to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. It
is important to ensure optimum coordination, coherence and
comprehensiveness.

2. Everything possible must be done to prevent an escalation. Our
healthcare system is overstretched and will be incapable of handling
a widespread outbreak of COVID-19.

3. Our scientific institutions and academics must be proactive in
working on local solutions including sanitisers and treatments. As
noted in our earlier release, health institutions should be in charge
of public briefings and not politicians.

4. Work should be started and/or hastened to complete all abandoned
health infrastructure across the country and put them to use in
readiness for any escalation.

5. Immediately finalise financial clearance to facilitate the
employment of all unemployed nurses and other health
professionals who have completed training but are left sitting idle,
to augment human resource for optimum handling of cases.

6. Allocate part of the GHC 500 million COVID-19 funding to provide
all necessary protective equipment to nurses, doctors and all other
healthcare professionals in all hospitals, clinics, health centres and
CHPS compounds.

7. Part of the fund should be allocated to provide test kits to all district
hospitals. Ambulances should be equipped and be on standby to
attend to suspected cases.

8. Adequate allocation should be made to the Health Promotion
Directorate of the Ghana Health Service to intensify and extend
public education to the last inch of the country.

9. We expect full transparency in the disbursement of the GHC 500
million and all emergency funding earmarked for dealing with
COVID-19

10. There is the need for clear modalities to provide uninterrupted water
and electricity supply to all parts of the country. It is absolutely
unacceptable to have water shortages and “dumsor” during this
period.

11. Ready revenue sources include recovering stolen monies by
individuals and organisations including but not limited to the
following;
• Over GHC 600 million oil money unaccounted for between 2017
and 2018 as revealed by the Public Interest and Accountability
Committee
• GHC 33.7 million from the ten Oil Marketing Companies which
refused to pay their taxes between November 2016 and November
2017 as revealed by the Auditor-General report 2018
• GHC 10.1 million being tax exemptions granted to certain
companies without parliamentary approval
• GHC 25.5 million for 1,719 cars auctioned by the GRA between
2015 and 2017 that could not be accounted for as revealed by the
Auditor-General
• More than GHC 3 billion in outstanding taxes not paid by certain
companies as revealed by the Auditor-General
• GHC 184 million paid to Zoomlion without due process in the
matter of the fumigation exercise under the National Mosquito
Control Programme
• GETFund monies

12. We reiterate our call for all to follow the guidelines on hand
washing, social distancing and other preventive measures.
Revolutionary regards

Hardi Yakubu
Fighter-General

 

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