Ghanaians in Spain have actively joined in the fix-the-country demonstration. This is the first of its kind both in Ghana and abroad.
Fix-the-country is a movement which has been in motion for a period of time. Until recently, most demands to fix the country have been made online. Attempts to gain permission to embark on a demonstration have also proved futile.
Coincidentally, demands to fix the country are being made by Ghanaians all the world. On Sunday, 13th June 2021, Ghanaians in Spain embarked on a demonstration. According to images from the demonstration, the Ghanaian Embassy in Madrid charges 230 Euros for a passport. This seems to be too expensive.
Another reason for the demonstration was to protest the proposed taxing of call services provided by WhatsApp, Zoom, Facebook and other similar apps. The citizens wanted to know and understand why their families in Ghana would be taxed for using the call services of these apps.
This demonstration by the Spain-based Ghanaian will definitely strengthen the resolve of Ghanaians in the motherland to also embark on a demonstration. A new hashtag has been added to support the movement #WeGoDemonstrate.
Story by: Sylvia Aba Arthur/pinkfmonlinegh.com