After a long forenotice to D-day
Well Dodge, BoG Governor Unsighted By ”OccupyBoGProtesters”
A leading member of the ”OccupyBoGProtest” Bernard Mornah says he has got wind that the Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison whom protestors want to petition directly has taken ill. Anti-corruption campaigners demanding his immediate resignation allege that the red berret protesters have been told that the Governor is being treated for a blood pressure condition in a medical facility.
Bernard Mornah said the Governor did not experience any blood pressure when he was approving the construction of the expensive new headquarters building for the bank and other financial engineering interpreted by the political opposition as illegitimate.
Protesters dug in at a location near the Central Bank in Accra with one single song that it was only the Governor they would present their petition to or would remain there forever.
That said, a later development presented a very different scenario about Governor Addison. The Head of the bank’s security, Alex Kwame Boateng who met the protesters said the Governor was in an IMF meeting being held simultaneously with the protests.
The Minority Leader of Parliament, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson refused to hand the petition to the security officer but indicated that the bank should expect a regrouping of the masses around the bank some other time because he the Governor is the only one they would present their petition to.
With other audible voices, they held the Governor and other managers of the Ghanaian economy accountable for what they called ”the mismanagement of monetary policy” of Ghana. MP for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George said, the Governor who takes a colossal monthly salary of 80,000 Ghana cedis and other juicy allowances ought to answer for his actions on the principle of ”to whom much is given, much is expected.”
Johnson Asiesu-Nketiah, Chairman of the Opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, said, the street protests in Ghana are orderly because activists respect the law.