Friday, 08 December

#OccupyJulorBiHouse: Black Sherif condemns use of force by police, charges Akufo-Addo to be accountable

Singer and rapper Black Sherif

Black Sherif has condemned the reported manhandling of protesters by officers of the Ghana Police Service earlier today, September 21, 2023.

According to the Soja hitmaker, he was at "the UN Conference in New York City" and left "right after the President of Ghana’s [Nana Akufo-Addo] presentation".

Writing on Twitter (X), Sherif said he was astonished by the amount of money requested of the United Nations by President Akufo-Addo.

"I’ve never heard a figure like what he asked for from the UN," he remarked.

The Highlife/Hiplife star wondered where such large amounts of monies end up after they are released to solicitors on behalf of their respective nations. He swore that there is no evidence for the responsible use of these funds "borrowed in the name of we the citizens".

He insinuated his support for the #OccupyJulorBiHouse protest which the police tried to foil in the 37 Military Hospital and Jubilee House areas, Thursday, September 21.

Kwaku Rasta, as he is sometimes called, condemned the police's alleged use of brute force against protesters who moved to picket the seat of government, the Golden Jubilee House.

"If people whose struggles you document to go ask for money want accountability, you send koti [police to go] beat them?" the multiple award-winning singer-songwriter and rapper questioned.

In a show of profound displeasure, Sherif declared that even God knows "this battle is ours".

Concluding that the last has not been heard from disgruntled citizens.

"You will hear from us," he said, albeit in Pidgin.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo spoke at the 78th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations themed: 'Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: accelerating action on the 2030 agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals toward peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all'.

The #OccupyJulorBiHouse protest was organised by the Benjamin Akuffo Darko-led Democracy Hub, in partnership with the Oliver Barker Vormawor-led Fix the Country. It is meant to span three days, ending on Saturday, September 23.

Source: Benjamin