Okyeame Kwame has explained why he is not participating in the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest and why he stands alone with his family on Christmas.
Okyeame Kwame told Berla Mundi on TV3 that he did not support the protest because the term “Julorbi House,” which means “the house of thieves,” was derogatory and insulting to the President.
During the interview, he expressed his displeasure with the protest organizers for failing to consult with him before organizing the protest.
He also expressed concern about the lack of concrete evidence regarding the Flagstaff House corruption allegations, emphasizing his preference for dealing with such grievances respectfully.
He also admitted that if called to testify in court, he would be unable to provide substantial evidence of corruption at the Flagstaff House, which influenced his decision to withdraw from the protest. His decision to withdraw from the protest demonstrates his preference for meaningful dialogue over inflammatory actions.
“So, if my father had lived, he would have been the same age as the president,” he explained. And I will never refer to my father as ‘Julorbi.’ Where was I going to find proof if I joined and they called me to court and asked me to prove that there was a Julorbi (thievery)? So I turn on the light of love within myself. Leadership has let me down. And I believe it has let many people down.”
“So, if the economy continues to deteriorate and we continue to borrow, I will be the last person to eat.” So I understand how you feel. Because I am not innocent, I am not interested in participating in activities that offend others. So you can express your displeasure while remaining respectful.”
Protest at Julorbi House
The Occupy Julorbi House protest began as an online movement on the social media platform X. The protest, which used the powerful hashtag #OccupyJulorbiHouse, aimed to bring attention to several pressing issues.
This protest was meticulously planned by the civil society organization Democracy Hub as a three-day demonstration at the Jubilee House in Accra, the heart of the government.