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#OccupyBoG demo: We’ll make sure Addison, deputies are prosecuted – Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has stated that the Minority in Parliament will make sure that the Governor of Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison and his deputies are prosecuted.

The #OccupyBoG demonstration by the Minority in Parliament to call out governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison over what they say is wanton dissipation of the scarce financial resources at the bank.

The demonstration is also intended to call out Dr. Ernest Addison, and his lieutenants to vacate their posts after they allegedly supervised the loss of ¢60.8 billion.

Ghanaians from other regions have gathered in Accra for the protest which is expected to end at the Ministry of Finance.

Speaking to Starr News, the North Tongu MP stated that the demonstration for Dr. Addison to resign is just a first step adding that the Minority will institute a process for his prosecution.

“When he resigns it sends a clear message that when you are given the opportunity to hold public office and you mismanage you totally violate laws. You destroy livelihoods. You will suffer the consequences because his resignation is only the first in our demands after that we will make sure he is prosecuted,” Mr. Ablakwa stated.

According to him, the Mahama Ayariga has taken the first step in that regard already by petitioning the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP).

The lawmaker stated that if the laws in the country do not work then it is better the nation become a banana republic.

“But as long as we want to be a law-abiding country and a constitutional republic, people must suffer the consequences of their actions. That is why we insist as a first step the governor and his deputies must go for their gross mismanagement and for the frightening level of corruption, for their ineptitude. And as a second stage we will make sure that they are prosecuted.”

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