The minority caucus in Parliament leading the #OccupyBoG protest has vowed to return to deliver their petition to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana himself after the bank’s Head of Security, Kwame Asare Boateng attempted to receive it on his behalf.
Leaders of the protest were told that the Governor, Ernest Addison, was in a meeting with a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and could not personally receive the petition.
Minority Leader Honorable Cassiel Ato Forson has described the action as disrespectful and refused to hand over the petition. He promised they would return in due time when the Governor availed himself.
“It is very disrespectful not to receive the petition himself. Not even the deputy is here and we never said we were going to present our petition to security, and we would not give you the petition.
Now that he has decided to disrespect us, we will not present our petition, and so we will go and come back again. Until we see him, this is just the beginning,” he said.
The #OccupyBoG protest which began today, Tuesday, October 3, is calling for the immediate removal of the Governor of the Central Bank, Ernest Addison as well as his deputies.
The demonstrators, led by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and some pressure groups in the country have cited incompetence, corruption, and mismanagement on the part of the leaders which have led to financial disaster for the bank and the nation’s economy.
Thousands of people in red and black attires took to the streets early Tuesday morning to commence the protest.