The Minority in Parliament has given the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Ernest Addison, a 21-day ultimatum to resign with his deputies or face their wrath.
The NDC says the central bank is in self-inflicted crises and on the blink of collapse due to the poor management of the economy by the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia government.
The caucus’s call come on the back of the GHS60.8 billion loss incurred by the BoG as stated in its 2022 annual report.
The BoG has said the loss came as a result of government’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP).
During the party’s ‘Moment of Truth’ series at its headquarters Tuesday, August 8, 2023, Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson indicated the Minority is giving the governor 21 days to exit the office or they will hit the streets to demonstrate against his stay.
According to the NDC Members of Parliament, the central bank cannot blame the loss on the debt exchange programme as they are putting up for a defense.
“Those who have by their reckless and criminal conduct unleashed economic hardship and financial distress on the suffering people of Ghana must be held to account. Impunity of the highest order can no longer be tolerated by the suffering masses of Ghanaians. We must not allow dangerous precedents to be set for future leaders.
“In this regard, we call for the resignation of the Governor of the Central Bank and his deputies within 21 days from today. We are resolved to embark on popular action to occupy the Central Bank and drive out the team of inept, callous and criminal mismanagers of the finances of this country and Save the Bank of Ghana.
“The March to Ensure Accountability will begin in 21 days if the Governor of the Bank of Ghana does not do the needful and pack bag and baggage out of that sacred institution that he has so desecrated. Dr Ernest Addisson Must Go! There has to be an end to impunity and it is NOW!” portions of the statement read by MP indicated.