General News of Friday, 1 August 2014


Ghanaians in US to welcome Mahama with demo

A group of Ghanaians living in the United States of America are planning to stage a demonstration over the state of the economy when President John Dramani Mahama arrives in the country for the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

According to the concerned Ghanaians in the US, the demonstration is intended to express the concerns of Ghanaians who live abroad.

"… the demonstration is to show our [Ghanaians abroad] expression of unhappiness about the hardship in Ghana and the mismanagement of the country," One of the organizers of the protest, Kwaku Ofori told Citi News.

He further mentioned that the demonstration will take place at the US state department.

He added that they are expecting people from Canada and all other states in the US.

President Mahama and his wife, Lordina Mahama are expected in the USA later on Friday, for the Summit.

The President while in the USA, will among other things sign the second compact of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which will make available over 500 million dollars to support the energy sector.

There are a number of demonstrations in Ghana over the current state of the economy. The recent protest was staged by organized labour.

Protestors asked government to end the decline of the economy, improve living conditions and fight corruption.

Government has been under intense pressure over rising fiscal deficit and the depreciation of the cedi.