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#OccupyBoG demo: We’ll make sure Dr Addison is prosecuted – Ablakwa

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Minority in Parliament will make sure that the Governor of Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Ernest Addison and his deputies are prosecuted.

This has been revealed by Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa at the ongoing #OccupyBoG protest, stating that the BOG Governer will suffer the consequences of his mismanagement of the Central Bank.

“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,” Ablakwa said.

According to him, the Mahama Ayariga has taken the first step in that regard already by petitioning the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

The lawmaker stated that if the laws in the country do not work then it is better the nation become a banana republic.

“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.”

Minority Caucus in Parliament and other pressure groups are today demonstrating over the continued stay of office of the BoG governor, Dr. Ernest Addison and his two deputies.

The group is demanding that the Central Bank’s governor and his deputies resign over GH¢60 billion loss the bank recorded in the 2022 fiscal year as well as the controversial new head office project of the central bank.