The Supreme Court has nullified a police restraining order that was secured from an Accra High Court to stop a planned protest dubbed #FixTheCountry.
The Supreme Court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau today, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, described the High Court’s order as an error
On Thursday, May 6, the Ghana police Service secured a restraining order from an Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeeteey, to halt the planned demonstration by the organizers of the protest that was to draw the government’s attention to the high cost of living stemmed from the imposition of new taxes.
The Supreme Court
The restraining order follows an affidavit filed by the police against the conveners of the demonstration according to Section 1 (6) of the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 491).
The High Court came out with a ruling that the planned demonstration is utterly proscribed until the restrictions or ban on public gathering is lifted.
“It is hereby ordered that the organizers/conveners of fix the Country protest March, their associates, officers, agents, assigns, and workwomen are prohibited from embarking on any demonstration on Sunday, 9th May 2021, or any other date until the restrictions on public gathering is lifted by the appropriate authority” the secured by the police stated.
The protesters not satisfied with the ruling took the matter to the Supreme Court.
By Odoom Lawrence|Myxyzonline.com|Ghana