Ghana: Police Disperse Protest Over Economic Hardship.

Reports say, Police clashed with hundreds of demonstrators in Ghana’s capital Accra protesting against fuel price hikes, a tax on electronic payments and other levies as the country grapples with spiraling inflation and an economic downturn.

Ghanaians in recent months have been feeling the pinch of record inflation and the fallout of the Ukraine war amid cuts in government spending to avoid a full-blown debt crisis.

Hundreds joined an authorised two-day protest led by local lobby group Arise Ghana to denounce economic hardships.

Police responded with teargas, rubber bullets and hot water when the crowd veered off the proposed route, senior Arise Ghana member Sammy Gyamfi told journalists saying it was different to a previously agreed route.