The Minority Chief Whip, KwameGoverns Agbodza, has taken a swipe at the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison following his comment that the #OccupyBoG protest was “completely unnecessary”.
The Minority in Parliament had called for the resignation of Dr. Addison and his deputies at the central bank in a protest dubbed #OccupyBoG.
However, speaking with international business news website, Central Banking, the Bank of Ghana Governor stated categorically that he would not step down from his position.
“The Minority [MPs] in Parliament have many channels to channel their grievances in civilised societies, not through demonstrations in the streets as hooligans,” he said.
Agbodza, in response to the BoG Governor, said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is shielding Dr. Addison hence his comment.
The Adaklu lawmaker threatened Dr. Addison with prosecution in the distant future.
The #OccupyBoG organized by the Minority in Parliament in collaboration with Arise Ghana, and other groups was to demand the resignation of the governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, and his two deputies.
They accused Dr. Addison of gross mismanagement of the Central Bank which has occasioned an unprecedented loss of GHS60.8 billion and a negative equity of GHS55.1 billion; illegal printing of over GHS80 billion in the midst of the current economic crisis.
The protesters were also unhappy with the central bank proceeding with the building of its head office at the cost of over $250 million when the Public Procurement Authority initially recommended $81 million also triggered the protest.