The Accra Regional Police Command has secured a restraining order to prohibit Ghana Federation of Disability Organisation (GFD) from embarking on their planned demonstration which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, 18 February, 2021.
The Accra High Court presided over by Justice Elfreda Amy Dankyi has prohibited members of the group from embarking on the demonstration. The police brought before the court a case between the Republic (Ghana Police Service) and the GFD and Rita Kusi Kyeremaa, who is the Executive Director of the GFD, on an intended demonstration.
Prior to the order from the High Court, the GFD had planned to embark on a number of demonstrations for 10 days beginning on Thursday.
The Regional Public Affairs Unit of the Ghana Police in a statement signed and released on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 by Chief Inspector Bright Kwabena Danso said: “The prohibition order follows an Affidavit filed by the Police upon receipt of notification from the Executive Director of the GFD, Rita Kusi Kyeremaa, on the intended demonstration.”
As he sought the attention and compliance of the general public especially, “directors, officers, agents, assigns and workmen as well as their convener, Rita Kusi Kyeremaa to the restraining order,” the Regional Police Command therefore called on all involved to comply with the directive by the court.