Even though the court has not yet considered the injunction application against the demonstration, which was initially set for September 5, the Minority group in Parliament says it will proceed with its protest on Tuesday, September 12.
On Friday, the court overturned the minority MPs’ attorneys’ first objection and ordered the police to fix certain errors in the injunction application.
Through their attorney, Godwin Edudzi Tamekloe, the Minority MPs protested to the police, submitting the injunction application without the Attorney General’s consent.
According to him, this conduct is against the State Proceedings Act, which grants the Attorney General the authority to bring civil lawsuits on behalf of the country.
The Public Order Act gives the Police the authority to bring an action to enjoin proceedings, but the court found that it is improper for the application to be filed in the name of the Republic.
The police were given the chance to fix the error and file the case in the name of the Ghana Police Service or the Inspector General of Police by the court, which was presided over by Justice Edward Twum.
The court said that despite certain minor technicalities, the case will not be dismissed.
Following the decision, Edudzi Tamekloe, the MPs’ attorney, requested that the court hear the case for a substantive injunction.
The hearing was postponed until September 18 after the judge allowed the police to modify the application.
Even though the injunction application had not yet been heard, Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC’s communications officer, said following the hearings that the protest will take place on September 12.
The #OccupyBoG protest leaders will speak with the police later today to discuss the demonstration scheduled for September 12.