The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare has admonished the police personnel deployed to guard the Arise Ghana demonstration to do so with a human face.

Addressing the Police officers at a parade ahead of the demonstration, Mr Dampare added that the police in providing security for the demonstration must demonstrate to the world the high level of professionalism they are made of.

“We should continue to remember that those demonstrators are human beings like us; those demonstrators are Ghanaians like us; they are our brothers and sisters.

“Therefore, we should treat them with all the respect, the civility and dignity that each and every human being deserves. In effect, we should treat them the way we would have loved to be treated if we were on the other side,” the IGP warned the Police.


The two-day demonstration by pressure group Arise Ghana is set to begin by midday today Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

The group will be converging at the Obra Circle between 12 pm and 3 pm before embarking on their march which they say will drag into the night.

The court has however directed them to begin the march by 8 am and end at 4 pm but the group says they have filed for a stay of execution which cancels out the directive of the court.

“Lawyers for Arise Ghana have consequently filed a Notice of Appeal and an application for Stay of Execution of the said Order. The Police have been duly served. The demonstration will come off as planned. Protesters shall be converging at the Obra Spot/Kwame Nkrumah Interchange between the hours 10 am and 12 PM,” a statement by the group said.

Among others, the group which is made up of different political parties is protesting alleged corruption in the Akufo-Addo government.

“Protest against persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians.

“Protest against the imposition of the obnoxious E-Levy on the already-burdened Ghanaian people by the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government and demand for its immediate repeal.

“Demand a full-scale and bi-partisan parliamentary probe into COVID-19 expenditures.

“Protest against the grabbing of State lands by officials of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, particularly the de-classification of huge portions of the Achimota Forest Reserve.

“Protest against the increased rate of police brutalities and state-sponsored killing of innocent Ghanaians, as well as the growing culture of human rights abuses under the watch of President Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,” their statement noted.

Source: Ghana/