Stonebwoy has finally revealed why he also took part in the famous #OccupyJulorbiHouse, a recent protest by Ghanaians that highlighted the deteriorating state of the economy, mass unemployment and the decline in the living standards of the average Ghanaian.
Stonebwoy joined other well-known celebrities like EL, M.anifest, Pappy Kojo, and Efia Odo. When celebrities participate in rallies and speak out against issues impacting Ghanaians as a result of economic woes, Stonebwoy claims it is very unpleasant for them to be associated with political parties.
Stonebwoy asserted that he wrote songs like “Run Go” and “Greedy Man” in 2014 on his own initiative and without payment from anyone, as he was suffering through the same things as other Ghanaians at the time. Because he attended the protest on his own, without receiving any requests from the organizers to do so, it would be regrettable for anyone to infer that he was acting on behalf of anyone in terms of politics.
“No organiser called Stonebwoy, I joined this protest on my own so I want to emphasise that I’m here because of the welfare of Ghanaians. I’m not here for NDC or NPP or any political party. I’m a Ghanaian so whatever protests or name given to the protests, it is not important because we are all Ghanaians feeling the pains of what’s happening.
“I know what is happening and I’m convinced that if good things were happening, they were for our welfare, similarly, if things are bad, we all suffer the consequences so I’m not here because anyone charged me to do so but I want to entreat all of us to stop stigmatising musicians who join such protests and cloth them political colours,” he stated.
Tru News Report earlier published that #OccupyJulorbiHouse protesters could still not get access to the Jubilee House to register their grievances to President Nana Akufo-Addo over his managerial ineptitude which has plunged Ghana into an unprecedented abyss of economic mess on the final day of their protest.
Like on Day 2, the demonstrators marched in the direction of the government building while holding placards, but they were stopped by a police blockade at the 37 Military Hospital. Unlike on Friday, September 22, the demonstrators chose a different route to get to the Jubilee House.
“There are ways of getting to the Julorbi House,” convenor Oliver Barker-Vormawor told 3News as the procession appeared to be retreating. But they grew wild as the police attempted to barricade and box them in front of the 37 Military Hospital.
In a tense environment, the demonstrators stormed the barricade to advance, only to turn around and head towards the Jubilee House.
On the same subject, Yaa Pono regrettably posted a sarcastic message explaining why he isn’t participating in the country’s ongoing #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest, which has incensed many Ghanaians.
He stated that rather than expending energy on what he called a “wasteful protest,” he would rather spend time eating banku and okro soup. He added that no one would have dared to urge him to attend the protest if he had wealthy parents.