A group of about 15 individuals, who had gathered at the Ghana High Commission in London to show solidarity with the recent #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest, expressed their discontent as Ghana's High Commissioner, Papa Owusu Ankomah, left the consulate using the back door without engaging with them.
Kwabena Ofori, the convener of the group, shared their experience, stating, “We went to the High Commission to air our grievances, but unfortunately, we were treated unfairly as if we were foreigners. The High Commissioner used the back door and left, but we still tried to get him to engage us. He just went into his car and left.”
The group assembled to highlight the challenges faced by Ghanaians and aimed to draw international attention to these issues.
They called on Ghana's leadership to be more accountable to the people in order to drive development.
Kwabena Ofori emphasized that their concerns align with those of Democracy Hub, stating, “We want to lend our voice and support to show our solidarity with our people back home because a lot of us have businesses in Ghana, we have family and friends in Ghana, and some of us were born here in Ghana. Ghanaians deserve better.”
The group's protest comes in the wake of recent demonstrations in Ghana, including the #OccupyJulorbiHouse movement, which seeks to address various socio-economic challenges facing the country.