The second day of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstrations, has seen the participation of many including Ghanaian rapper EL.
The three-day protest, organized by the Democracy Hub pressure group, initially gained momentum on social media and garnered significant backing from influential young individuals both online and offline.
Addressing the media, the rapper highlighted reasons for joining this cause, emphasizing his concern for the unborn generation. He expressed unease over the current state of the economy and its potential impact on future generations.
“Yesterday was impromptu for me, I was not around. I guess it better late than never. I am a Ghanaian and I tend to travel a lot and whenever I come to Ghana I release that things have actually deteriorated to a certain extent and it’s been chipping away at the economy and the whole general space for a very long time.
“So I am getting worried about the generation to come I am getting worried about the children, my children and other things that are going to come after this. It is going to impact them greatly, this is the time to make that effort to make something change,” he added.
He believes that the time has come for all Ghanaians to unite and collectively combat the challenges the country faces.
Additionally, he urged fellow celebrities to join this movement, highlighting their potential to bring about meaningful change.
“It is up to us as celebrities and people to put actual boots on the ground and let the powers that be know that we have the power to make change.
The protests were originally scheduled to take place from September 21 to September 23, 2023.
However, the first day of the demonstrations was marked by reports of incidents involving the Ghana Police Service, including allegations of manhandling protesters and the arrest of approximately 49 demonstrators.