Lawyer Martin Kpebu, one of the lead convenors for the ‘Kume Preko Reloaded’ demonstration held last saturday in Accra has attributed the low turnout in the said demonstration to a lack of money on the part of persons who wanted to attend.
Al Jazeera News International, a 24-hour English-language news channel owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, which is owned by the monarchy government of Qatar estimated that only about 1000 demonstrators turned up for the much advertised demonstration.
The said demonstration was convened by Lawyer Kpebu and his friends to pile pressure on President Akufo-Addo to tender his resignation for the unprecedented hardships imposed on Ghanaians as a result of his wanton mismanagement of the economy.
The demonstration was named ‘Kume Preko’ after a massive demonstration of the same name which was led by President Akufo-Addo in 1995 together with his friends; Dr. Charles Wereko Brobbey, Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe, Kwasi Pratt Jnr, Kweku Baako Jnr. etc.
That highly attended demonstration was convened at that time to protest against what the convenors described at the time as high cost of living, and the imposition of the Value Added Tax (VAT) by the Rawlings administration.
Lawyer Kpebu, speaking on Joy FM Super Morning Show this morning admitted that the turnout for the ‘Kume Preko’ reloaded demonstration was way lower than his expectations but he is convinced that the purpose of the demonstration will be realized nonetheless.