Yabre Protests

A week after protest was held in the Ghanaian capital Accra to protest a failing economy, another one has hit the country's second largest city Kumasi on the same theme.

Dubbed the 'Yabre' (We are fed up) demo the protest, organized by the country's biggest opposition, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) saw hundreds of demonstrators mostly dressed in black and red and bearing message-bearing placards.

Some demonstrators said they were out to protest in the hope of mounting pressure on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led government to resolve Ghana’s frustrating power crisis as well as the ailing economy.

NPP vice presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and some top brass in the NPP were present.

Eyewitness reports say the central Kejetia district of Ghana's cultural capital was brought to a standstill as the demonstrators thronged the streets.

Yabre Protests

Kumasi is a stronghold of the New patriotic party and pundits believe the protest is both a great pre-campaign tool as well as a reminder to President John Mahama to do better in resolving the many problems the average Ghanaian is faced with on a daily basis, especially the energy crisis. Ghana goes to the polls next year.

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