The Minority in Parliament has announced that it has postponed its protest expected on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, which was originally scheduled for September 5, 2023.
In a letter to the Ghana Police, the minority disclosed that the new date for the protest is October 3rd 2023.
The High Court in Accra last Friday rejected a preliminary objection by NDC’s Head of Legal Affairs, Edudzi Tamekloe, that the Police cannot institute injunction applications against protests without authorization from the Attorney-General.
Read the letter below>>>
11th September, 2023.
The Greater Accra Regional Commander
Ghana Police Service
NOTICE OF PUBLIC PROTEST
We write pursuant to our meeting today on the new route and termination point for our intended #OccupyBoGProtest.
This notice is in line with sections 1, 2 & 3 of the Public Order Act 1994 (Act 491), to inform you of the impending public protest by the Minority in Parliament in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations, Progressive Forces and other well-meaning Ghanaians.
The purpose of this protest is to express our revulsion against the illegal printing of money (about GH₵80 billion) between 2021 and 2022 by BOG for the corrupt Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government which led to a hyper-inflation rate of 54.1% in December 2022.
This singular act of BOG has negatively impacted livelihoods and businesses and pushed over 850,000 Ghanaians into poverty in the year 2022 alone.
As representatives of the Ghanaian people, the Minority in Parliament is totally disgusted by the crass mismanagement and reckless mishandling of the affairs of the Bank of Ghana, which resulted in a gargantuan loss of GH₵60.8 billion and a negative equity of GH₵55.1 billion in 2022, with its attendant hardships on Ghanaians.
We are further protesting the many acts of financial malfeasance by the Governor, his Deputies and Directors of the Bank of Ghana as contained in the 2022 Annual Report and Financial Statement of the Bank.
After several discussions with you, our protest march has been scheduled for 3rd October, 2023 between the hours of 8:00 am and 6pm.
The converging point is Obra Spot, where the protest shall commence and follow the agreed route below;
Obra Spot – Adabraka – Ridge Roundabout – National Theatre Traffic Light – High Court Complex Traffic Light – Atta Mills Highway – U-Turn to Independence Square.
Counting on your full cooperation.
Please accept the assurances of our highest regards.
Hon. Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson (MP)