The Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Ernest Addison, has refrained from engaging directly with #OccupyBoG protestors who are demanding his resignation along with his deputies.
Instead of meeting the leaders of the demonstrations, Minority, in person, Dr. Addison delegated his head of security to receive the petition from the Parliamentary Minority, intensifying tensions at the central bank’s premises.
Wing Commander Kwame Asare Boateng (rtd), the Director of Security, who arrived to address the protestors disclosed that Governor Dr. Addison was engaged in discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Speaking to the media, leader of the opposition in Parliament, Ato Cassiel Forson, expressed his frustration at the disrespect shown by the BoG.
According to him, “We will go and come back again. And we will come back and demand to see him in person”.
“I feel very disrespected as the Leader of the opposition in Parliament. For a simple reason that we demanded to present a petition to the Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Ghana otherwise known as the Bank of Ghana. The Governor has two deputies, namely Deputy 1 and Deputy 2.
“Unfortunately, he has decided to disrespect us and his two deputies have also decided to disrespect us by not being here to accept the petition. We never said we are going to present our petition to the head of security or someone responsible for security with all due respect. They have actually mismanaged the affairs of the Central Bank,” he added.
On Tuesday, October 3, the minority in Parliament launched a peaceful protest known as #OccupyBoG, with the aim of demanding the resignation of the leadership of the BoG.
The protest is a response to the Bank’s reported GH¢60.81 billion loss in the 2022 fiscal year and the allocation of over $250 million for the construction of a new headquarters for the central bank.