Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Member of Parliament representing North Tongu, has declared that the minority in the parliament will see to it that Dr. Ernest Addison, governor of the Bank of Ghana, and his appointees are brought to book.
The minority in parliament held the #OccupyBoG protest to criticize Dr. Ernest Addison, governor of the Bank of Ghana, for allegedly wasting the bank’s limited financial resources willfully.
The protest also aims to demand that Dr. Ernest Addison and his subordinates resign from their positions when it is claimed that they were responsible for the loss of $60.8 billion.
For the protest, which is planned to end at the Ministry of Finance, Ghanaians from several regions have assembled in Accra.
“When he resigns it sends a clear message that when you are given the opportunity to hold public office and you mismanage you totally violate laws. You destroy livelihoods. You will suffer the consequences because his resignation is only the first in our demands after that we will make sure he is prosecuted,” Mr. Ablakwa stated.
“But as long as we want to be a law-abiding country and a constitutional republic, people must suffer the consequences of their actions. That is why we insist as a first step the governor and his deputies must go for their gross mismanagement and for the frightening level of corruption, for their ineptitude. And as a second stage we will make sure that they are prosecuted.”