The Manhyia Zongo police has arrested a beneficiary of the Youths in Afforestation program as the group gathered at the Kumasi Jubilee Park to demonstrate against government over 8 months unpaid salaries.
The culprit named Joseph Atakora according to ACP Kwaku Boah, Manhyia Zongo Police commander was arrested for possession unauthorized police handcuff on Wednesday, 7 August 2019.
The culprit displayed documents that permit him to possess the handcuff as a forest guard, yet the police arrested him.
The culprit has been sent to the Kumasi Central police station for further interrogation.
However, the protestors told Newstimesgh.com that “it is a an approach by which the police wants intimidate and scare us from demonstrating gainst government of Ghana over our locked up wages”.
The youths claim they have not been paid for more than eight months now.
They have written numerous petitions to government over the unsettled salaries yet none of them has received a salary.
The youths said they will walk straight to the presidency if their salaries are not paid to them within two weeks.
By: Joe Marfo