Ghanaians Demonstrate To Protest High Cost Of Living

Ghana is bracing for a major confrontation between Unions and authorities over the rising cost of living. The Trades Union Congress is mobilizing its members to take part in a protest on Wednesday to express their frustrations over rising prices of consumer items and the state of the country's economy. The leaders of the union have urged all Ghanaian workers to join in the demonstration to press for a reduction in fuel price, taxes and utility tariffs. The Secretary General of the TUC, Kofi Asamoah says negotiations with government to reduce taxes and utility tariffs have been futile. This demonstration, will be the second nationwide protest by workers against President John Mahama's administration. In July 2014, thousands of Ghanaian workers poured onto the streets to protest against what they described as unbearable economic conditions.