Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has revealed that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government was so disturbed and worried when #FixTheCountry movement started in 2021.
According to him, the movement which was started by “outraged” youths in the country, shook the government.
He noted that the Sunday press briefings that the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta had been doing when the movement was at its peak, were indications that the government was trembling.
Speaking on TV3’s ‘The Key Points’ program Saturday, January 9, 2022, and monitored by GhanaVanguard.com, the journalist said; “When ‘Fix The Country’ movement started, this was just a collection of young people who were outraged at the things that were happening, and I can say for a fact that the government was shaking.
We saw the finance minister holding press conferences on Sundays which never happened before. So, some of us also spoke to some ministers and some people in government and realise that they took it very seriously.”
The ‘Fix The Country’ movement started as a social media campaign with the hashtag #FixTheCountry. The campaign however turned into a movement that is being propelled by predominantly young Ghanaians demanding a better living condition in the country.
The movement held some protests and demonstrations in the past with some in the offing.
Meanwhile, a pro-government group has emerged to counter the energy and potential threats that the ‘Fix The Country’ movement posses to the ruling NPP government.
This group is ‘Fixing The Country’, and it is being led by the PRO of Ghana Gas Company Limited, Mr. Owusu Bempah, Mr. Hopeson Adore, and few others.