Coordinator of #FixTheCountry Campaign welcomes Supreme Court’s ruling to embark on street protest


Coordinator of the ‘Fix the Country Campaign’, Foster Agyapong, has welcomed the ruling by the Supreme Court setting aside a High Court Order that barred indefinitely the group’s plans to stage a street protest.

The court held that the order was an error and proceeded to quash it.

In an interview with GBC NEWS, Mr. Agyapong insisted that the street protest will come on as planned, adding that, an announcement on the date will be made soon.

Background

A five member panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau has quashed the High Court Order restricting the #fixtheCountry protesters from demonstrating.

Per an exparte order of the High Court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey, even though the order for exparte was to last for ten days for the protesters to be put on notice, the court ordered that they cannot demonstrate until restrictions on public gathering is lifted.

The Supreme Court said per the order, the High Court judge exceeded her Jurisdiction and therefore quashed that order.

The court said, as it stands, there is no order restricting the applicants from going ahead to demonstrate if they apply to the Police.

The court however refused the relief of the applicants asking the court to stop the Police from interfering with their Constitutional Rights to demonstrate.

The applicants through their lawyer, Justice Srem Sai, argued that the order of the High Court was absolute and prayed the Supreme Court through a Certiorari Application to have it quashed.

The Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, opposed the application on grounds that, the ten-day period has elapsed and presently there is no existing order to be quashed The panel after listening to parties granted the application in part.

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