The Coalition for National Sovereignty is backing the actions taken by two protesters against the proposed construction of a $200 million-450 seater Parliamentary chamber.
The announcement of the chamber construction traumatized most Ghanaians, leading spontaneous out-pour of public outrage and anger against the construction of the proposed chamber.
A press statement signed by the Convener of the group, Bernard Mornah, commended the actions of the two protesters led by Ernesto Yeboah, who stormed parliament house with the #DropThatChamber campaign.
“We commend their effort, tenacity and resilience. The CNS fully associate itself with the activities of last Fridays public manifestation and all who spontaneously joined the mass rejection of such an imperialist policy.
“We however, wish to express our utter dismay and disappointment in the manner in which the protesters were arrested, man-handled and publicly molested by the security officials at the parliament house,” it added.
A video involving a military officer, who expresses his disgust at the proposed new parliamentary chamber went viral recently.
The officer has been subsequently arrested by the military police.
“We consider these arrests an affront to the principle of fairness and an encroachment on the right to free speech,” the statement said.
The coalition decries what it described as blatant disregard for the fundamental human rights of the citizenry by the government and the growing spate of human right abuses, state-sponsored tyranny and brutalities against individuals who dare to speak their mind and the truth to this government.
“Freedom of speech is rapidly becoming an ABOMINATION under President Nana Addo,” it stressed.
The group encouraged all Ghanaians to find respite in a stanza of our National Anthem which impels us to resist the oppressors rule with all our will and might.
“We shall continue to speak the truth to the Akufo Addo government, demand accountability, and resist any dictatorial and oppressive tendencies of the NPP government,” it said.