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Minority caucus declares “war” against governor, vows to return with petition

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The Minority Caucus in Parliament has declared what they described as “war”against the governor of the Bank of Ghana, Ernest Addison, for failing to show up to receive their petition.

This follows the decision by central bank to allow the head of security,Wing Commander Kwame Asare Boateng, to receive the petition on the governor’s behalf.

But the leaders of the Occupy BoG protest refused to present the petition to the security, insisting on the governor’s presence, which proved futile.

The Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson, described the bank’s decision as disrespectful.

The Head of the security, told the protesters that Governor Addison was in a meeting with a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and was therefore unavailable to receive the petition.

“We were informed that you would come and present the petition, but as we speak, the governor is meeting the IMF team,” Wing Commander Kwame Asare told the protestors.

But the minority leader described the decision as disrespectful and vowed to return later, when the governor is available to receive the petition in person.

“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”, he stated.

The minority leader added that “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”.

The protestors are demanding the resignation of the governor and his deputies for what they termed as mismanagement and reckless handling of the Bank of Ghana.

Source:A1radioonline.Com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|

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