Freddie Blay, the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the wake of the ongoing online #FixTheCountryNow protests, has argued that individuals behind the campaign are mostly NDC.
According to Mr. Freddie Blay, the individuals expressing their opinion and calling on the government to fix the country is a democratic practice but then “most of them are NDC people.”
“It’s a democratic country, you can have an opinion, maybe most of them are NDC people and maybe they are even referring to what then-candidate Akufo-Addo did say that when you are in power and people are complaining that things aren’t going well, fix it. Of course, the government is in the act of fixing the problems in this country,” he said in an interview with Starr FM.
“Talk about dumsor, it’s not the dumsor as we know it in the NDC era that took place for four years, a few problems that we encountering. We are having problems with our distributing lines and definitely, efforts are being made to repair the broken down ones.
“So, if they say we should fix the country, definitely at our pace we doing that, a pace that Ghanaians will be happy with. We have explained that the situation is not a permanent situation, it’s just a three-four months situation that people are making it look as if everything is broken down and we are not doing anything about it”.
#FixTheCountryNow protest is an online protest spearheaded by a section of Ghanaian youth on Twitter. With its inception by KalyJay, a renowned Ghanaian social media influencer, the online protest has gassed light and has since attracted varying opinions from Ghanaians from different walks of life including renowned media personalities and politicians who have equally added their voice.
The sole aim of the protests is to have government fix the deplorable state of the country with the inclusion of their demand for the government to fix the bad roads in the country, improve the state of public hospitals in the country and in general improve upon the cost of living in the country.