The Minority in Parliament has submitted a letter to the police service alerting them of its plan to engage in a demonstration activity on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, in opposition to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, and his deputies.
The Minority in Parliament’s decision to engage in this activity was communicated to the police service by letter.
The group had lashed out at the leadership of the BoG over the printing of some money to pay government expenses as well as the GH60 billion financial loss that was sustained by the Bank of Ghana in the 2022 fiscal year. This loss was incurred in 2022.
Minority to stage demo against BoG Governor on September 5
Because of this, the group demanded the resignation of the governor and his deputies at the central bank, accusing them of mismanaging the institution’s financial resources.
In the letter that was signed by the Minority Leader, Dr. Cassel Ato Forson, the group stated that they would be joined in the protest by civil society organizations as well as other organizations.
The Minority Leader wrote a letter to the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander explaining the purpose of the planned protest, which was to demand the immediate resignation of the Bank of Ghana’s Governor, Deputy Governors, and Board of Directors. The letter was addressed to the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander.
He went on to clarify that the demonstration is also meant to voice the minority’s revelation against what they consider to be the Bank of Ghana’s illicit printing of around GH80 billion between the years 2021 and 2022. This was further revealed by him.
“We write in accordance with sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Public Order Act 1994 (Act 491) to notify you of an impending public protest that is going to be embarked upon by the Minority in Parliament in collaboration with civil society organisations, progressive forces, and other well-meaning Ghanaians,” the letter reads. “This action will be taken by the Minority in Parliament in collaboration with other well-meaning Ghanaians.”
Gathering in front of Parliament, the Minority in Parliament will proceed to march through some of Accra’s most important streets, including the Osu graveyard traffic light area, Makola-Rawlings Park, and Opera Square, before arriving at the Bank of Ghana.