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General News of Tuesday, 24 September 2019


Civil disobedience needed to right the wrongs in Africa - Ernesto Yeboah

Convener of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah play videoConvener of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah

Convener of the Economic Fighters League, Ernesto Yeboah has called on young Africans to muster courage and do everything possible to fix the wrongs in society, even if it means breaking certain laws.

According to him, some things cannot be fixed just through protests.

“Young people must be bold and courageous… we need to adopt civil disobedience as a tool in our new form of protest or engagements to this neo-colonial system and by civil disobedience we are simply saying that if there is a need to break some laws in order to right the wrongs, in order to serve the vast majority of the people, we should not be afraid to break those laws.”

Ernesto Yeboah noted that one law the youth need to fight against is the law that portrays Africans as foreigners in other African countries.

“No African should be a foreigner on African soil but the GIPC act 2013 suggests that Nigerians, Togolese and Malians are foreigners and treat them as foreigners as they would treat the Chinese or Canadians… we must be courageous or bold in our lifetime to be able to break some of these rules,” he stated.

He further noted that the borders that separate African countries should be broken.

“Young people in the love of the future that we want, we should be able to come together and dismantle all those borders.”

Mr Yeboah also called on Ghanaians to stop blaming other African nationals for every crime committed in the country noting that if Ghanaians were holy there would not be prisons sprinkled around the country.

“The way to resolve it is not to isolate them or to prevent them from coming into our country. The way to resolve it, is to strengthen our institutions and ensure that the laws work… to cut Africans out on the basis that they were not born here or they cannot trace their origin to this particular space identified by White capital as Ghana is not the way to go,” he said.

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