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    Minority reschedules BoG protest to September 12, route remains unchanged

    Minority Leader in Parliament, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, has announced that the protest to the Head Office of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, 2023, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 12th September, 2023.

    According to the Minority in a statement dated Monday, September 4, protestors would use its earlier proposed route.

    The march will commence from the frontage of Parliament House – Osu Cemetery Traffic Light Ministry of Finance – High Court Complex – Kinbu – Makola – Rawlings Park – Opera Square – Bank of Ghana.

    According to the Minority, the change in date is the result of the outcome of proceedings in court today, September 4, 2023, following an injunction filed by the Police Service.

    The court was unable to give an instant ruling due to the weight of the preliminary legal objections raised by the lawyers for the Minority in Parliament, and requested the indulgence of the Minority to give its ruling on Friday, September 8, 2023.

    In its statement, the Minority noted that “the legal objections raised today were as a result of the incompetent processes filed in court by the Ghana Police Service seeking to restrain the protest along the routes proposed by the Minority and its broad coalition of Civil Society Groups.”

    “As law-abiding citizens respectful of the judiciary, we have decided to reschedule our protest taking into consideration these developments,” the statement added.

    The protest march by the Minority is to call for the resignation of Governor Ernest Addison and his two deputies over the alleged gross mismanagement of the Central Bank which has occasioned an unprecedented loss of GHS60.8 billion and a negative equity of GHS55.1 billion.

    Also, the Central Bank has been accused of illegally printing over GHS80 billion for the government and being “reckless” for building a head office at the cost of over $250 million when the Public Procurement Authority initially recommended $81 million.

    Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament has called on all and sundry to remain resolute in the fight to protect the constitutional right to demonstrate.

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