Ghanaian highlife musician and music producer, Rex Omar, has joined the chorus calling for the removal of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta due to alleged mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy. He expressed that one of the key objectives of the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) Occupy Bank of Ghana protest is to compel the government to act on their demand to dismiss Ken Ofori Atta from his position as Finance Minister.
Rex Omar, who is now associated with the NDC, extended his gratitude to all conscientious Ghanaians who participated in the demonstration. The protest’s aim is to pressure the Bank of Ghana governor and his deputies to step down due to the significant debt accumulation that has contributed to the economic challenges facing Ghana.
“Ken Ofori-Atta must resign, in all these let us not use our thumbs to vote for Akufo-Addo in the 2024 elections. The demonstration won’t end today, it’s just the beginning. All those gathered here when you go home tell your friends and relatives that today is the beginning of a thousand miles. I thank you all for leaving your homes to join us, it means you love Ghana,” Rex Omar said.
The Bank of Ghana has come under severe public scrutiny following reports of a staggering loss of over GH¢60 billion cedis in the year 2022. Furthermore, experts and members of the opposition party have raised allegations against the bank, asserting that it printed GH¢22.04 billion in 2022 without the requisite parliamentary approval. Additionally, the bank is accused of writing off GH¢32 billion in government debt.
Critics from the opposition argue that the collaborative efforts between the central bank and the government led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have played a significant role in exacerbating the ongoing economic challenges faced by the nation.