“You and I, the way we speculate about the falling standards of the cedi, the way we say that tomorrow we are going to use about Ghc15 or Ghc16 to buy one dollar. We keep speculating and that is giving rise to the cedi losing its value. Would you blame it on the Finance Minister?”
“You and I keep on importing goods and opening foreign accounts with the dollar and you will still blame the Finance Minister? Bank of Ghana has a share of the blame to take.”
Peter Ayinbisa, the Upper East Regional Communication Director for the NPP, said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today.
He was speaking about the recent calls for the dismissal of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta and Minister of State for Finance, Dr. Charles Adu Boahen.
While admitting that it was bold of the NPP MPs to take the position they took, Mr. Ayinbisa who had said the Finance Minister should not be blamed, reiterated his earlier comments saying, “personally, I put most of the blame on the Bank of Ghana.”
Mr. Ayinbisa said, ” I have not called for the head of the Finance Minister but indeed, some of the MPs, who are also Ghanaians and live in the same economy for all of us, their people have put it to them so they have to listen to their people. I, as Ayinbisa, have not put any blame on the Finance Minister. I have not done that and I am not about to do that.”
“The issues around our economy should be blamed on all of us. I am not singling out the Finance Minister, I have not done that but the Finance Minister is Ghanaian and all of us have a role to play. We have to protect the Ghanaian cedi. We have to do all we can do to ensure the cedi bounces back. You and I, most of us are not doing that.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana