The Economic Fighters League (Fighters) is calling on Ghanaians to rally behind the group and any other interested pressure groups in the country to resist the decision to build a $200 million parliamentary chamber.
The group stressed that it is baffling to understand why in the face of rampant unemployment and economic hardship, the construction of a 450-seater chamber is being considered.
A press statement signed by the Commander in Chief of the Fighters, Ernesto Yeboah, urged other pressure group to continue fighting for the ordinary Ghanaian interest.
24NEWS.NEWS reproduces the full statement below:
JOIN PROTESTS AGAINST NEW WASTEFUL PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER
Following the announcement to storm Parliament this Friday, July 5, it has come to the attention of the War Council of the Economic Fighters League (Fighters) that other groups and individuals are organising similar protests in respect of the building of a new Parliamentary chamber.
We welcome this development as a positive indication of the genuine public outrage at the political establishment.
We call on all Fighters to join the national resistance movement to end the impunity and nonsense of the political establishment now.
All Fighters are hereby instructed to circulate widely all publicity materials of any group or individuals aimed at halting the 450-seater capacity chamber project.
Fighters are further directed to show up at all such events in order to give it the revolutionary push needed to carry through our demands.
The announcement of plans to build a new Parliamentary Chamber has exposed the insensitivity of the political establishment to the plight of Ghanaians. It also shows their blatant lack of prioritisation of the needs of the people.
At a time that many Ghanaians are struggling to survive, businesses are collapsing, unemployment is increasing, and hardship is rife, it is baffling that a new Chamber estimated to cost almost 200 million dollars is being considered.
We are happy about the outpouring of dissatisfaction and anger against this decision. But let’s not stop there. Let’s show up to join all protests being planned against the move.
It is the only way this wastefulness will stop. And we must not relent until the plan is abandoned.
In all these, remember that your silence and inactions embolden the political establishment to perpetuate economic violence against the people. Be Fighters and let’s hold government accountable.
Commander in Chief