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The protesters started off at the “Obra Spot” in downtown Accra and marched through the principal streets of the capital amid drumming and dancing before converging at the Arts Center for their leaders to address them.

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The demonstrators, clad in red and white attire, held placards some of which read “Give us a Living Wage”; “Reduce Utility Tariffs Now”; “Our Produce are Going Waste. Government Help Us”; and “Use the Oil Revenue to Provide More Infrastructure”, among other inscriptions.

The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Kofi Asamoah, presented a petition to Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Employment and Labor Relations.

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He said organized labor believed that the barrage of insensitive increases in taxes, levies and utility prices was unbearable to the average Ghanaian.

Iddrisu promised to convey the statement to President John Mahama for discussions. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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