Ghanaian musician E.L has been spotted at the gathering point in Accra for Day 2 of the #OccupyJulorBiHouse protest.
He expressed that it’s essential for voices like his to play a more significant role in addressing the challenges faced by the country’s citizens.
“It’s up to us celebrities. It’s up to us the people. And let the powers that be, know that we are actually thinking and we have the power to make change happen,” he said on Friday.
During an interview with JoyNews, the singer explained that yesterday’s segment of the protest was spontaneous, but he believes that it’s better to act now than never.
The artist is present at the 37 Lorry Station today, where demonstrators are set to assemble. He expressed his concern that Ghana’s capacity to offer a prosperous life for all is steadily declining.
“Whenever I come back to Ghana, I realise that things have actually deteriorated to a certain extent and it has been chipping away… for a very long time,” he explained.
“I’m getting worried about it, for the generation to come, I’m getting worried about the children. You know my children and others that are going to come after this. It’s going to impact them greatly. This is the time to actually make that effort to make something change.”
He emphasized the significance of a fundamental shift in mindset if Ghana is to witness substantial change.
On the previous day, the police apprehended approximately 50 protestors who were taking part in the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration. Despite prior warnings from law enforcement to halt the protest, the organizers proceeded with the picket at Jubilee House.
The demonstration seeks to advocate for various reforms, including lowering the cost of living, eradicating corruption, and enhancing governance.
Today, the protestors are reassembling for Day 2, with a significant police presence in the vicinity.