The leadership of the Obuasi Deserves Better demonstration has revealed that their intended demonstration was called off after a meeting with Adansihene, Opagyakotwere Bonsra Afriyie II.
Speaking on the Ghana Nti Morning Show on Aseda FM in Obuasi, the leadership of the group said they decided to call off the demonstration after they were called by the Adansihene and assured that he would speak to those mentioned in their yet-to-be-released petition.
The Adansihene again gave them two weeks within which he will meet the people concerned and get back to them.
The group said that, out of respect for Adansihene, they decided to call off the demonstration and wait for the response from Adanishene’s meeting with the stakeholders concerned.
Obuasi Deserves Better Demonstration was to call on AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine to employ more Obuasi youth. The demonstrators will also, in the petition, ask the Mine to release their abandoned mining sites to the various Assemblies and traditional rulers so that they could be used for community Mining.
Speaking to the Convener of the Obuasi Deserves Better Demonstration, Haki Waala, a lot of youth in Obuasi are unemployed and that could destabilize the peace of the Obuasi township so the various assemblies and the Mine must come together and find a solution to that problem. According to him, if AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine employs more people from Obuasi, it could help reduce the unemployment rate in Obuasi.
The demonstration was expected to take place today 10th May 2022.