#OccupyBoG demonstration underway in Accra

Hundreds of Ghanaians have converged at Obra Spot in Accra for the highly-anticipated #OccupyBoG demonstration.

The protest is being organized by the Minority in Parliament in collaboration with Arise Ghana, and other groups to demand the resignation of the governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, and his two deputies.

They are accusing 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 are 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.

 

From Obra Spot, the demonstrators are expected to march through Adabraka, Ridge Roundabout, the National Theatre Traffic Light, the High Court Complex Traffic Light, and Atta Mills High Street.

At the National Lottery traffic signal, they will then turn around and end the demonstration in Independence Square.

So far, Minority MPs including Madina MP Francis Xavier Sosu, North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, and Lawra MP Bede Ziedeng have been seen at the protest grounds.

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