Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the organizer of the well-liked #FixTheCountry movement, has resigned from the organization, stating that it is time for new people to assume the role.
This was revealed by him on Friday, November 17, 2023, in a post on his social media accounts.
“I think I’ve done a terrible job serving my country. I believe it is now time for others to take the initiative and lead the people’s movement. FixTheCountry requires fresh faces, individuals, and vitality.
Now is the moment to properly usher in a shift and allow the movement to rejuvenate. Right now, I’m hoping that
FixTheCountry will soon be introduced by a new, independent team. This has to be the beginning of a time of change,” he writes in part of his article on X.
Barker-Vormawor described the abuse he has endured at the hands of Ghanaian police enforcement since he began spearheading the #FixTheCountry movement, and the consequences it has had on his finances, education, and personal life, among other areas.
“I have dedicated a great deal of my life and time over the last three years to mobilize and support the #OccupyJulorbiHouse and FixTheCountry movements.” I’ve had my passport seized, been put on travel ban, been indicted for treason, been arrested five times, and served time in jail three times throughout that time.
Leading various protests across the nation, including the largest #OccupyJulorbiHouse, he has called for the overthrow of the Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party government.
Thousands of young people demonstrated in the streets of Accra to voice their displeasure with a number of issues, including unemployment, corruption, and poor economic conditions.
Barker-Vormawor has acted pro gratis for numerous underprivileged Ghanaians in various courts to prevent their wrongful imprisonment due to financial limitations.