Your posture reflects the arrogance and tyrannical nature of your president, NDC fire back at critics of Occupy Bank of Ghana Demo
An NDC Branch Youth organizer for Kokoa electoral area in the Jaman North District of the Bono region who doubles as the Jaman North constituency communication team member, Ampong Kwame Samuel has lambasted the Critics of the just-ended Occupy Bank Of Ghana Demonstration that was organized by the leadership of the National Democratic Congress and other political parties, pressure groups and other stakeholders who demanded the exit of Dr. Ernest Addison, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana to secure sanity in the central bank of Ghana.
In a post monitored by Boaditv.com, the youth organizer described the attackers of the demonstration as arrogant tyrants who only fight for their party and parochial interest rather than the development and interest of the country stressing that the demonstration was not only organized by the NDC but also involved other political parties, such as PNC and APC, as well as social institutions like Arise Ghana, ASEPA, and others hence can’t get it why the leadership of NPP keeps criticizing the demonstrators for seeking justice for Ghana.
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“As young politicians, it is crucial for us to familiarize ourselves with the logistics of politics. How can you label the demonstration as unethical? Furthermore, this demonstration was not only organized by the NDC but also involved other political parties, such as PNC and APC, as well as social institutions like Arise Ghana, ASEPA, and others. What was truly unethical about the demonstration? This posture reflects the arrogance and tyrannical nature of your president, which he utilized to influence all of his appointees. The right to demonstrate is supreme and mandated by the 1992 constitution. When citizens are dissatisfied with the state of the country, they have the right to voice their concerns through peaceful demonstrations and present petitions to the appropriate authorities. Besides, the organizers complied with the Public Order Act, as there was no violence or gunfire – it was a very peaceful demonstration. How then can the demonstration be labeled as unethical?”
“Compare your life during Mahama’s era and the current era. NPP collapsed 420 banks, we were once classified as a Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC), press freedom is being restricted, and our education system is in jeopardy. Can you afford three square meals a day? Think about it. Consider your future, not just your political party. Are you proud that our government has made us the highest indebted country on the IMF list? Think about it. How did we end up in this situation where even a month-old baby owes over 100k to pay off because their government has borrowed excessively? What is the total debt for Ghana now? GHC 575 billion, close to GHC 600 billion. Governor Addison, in 2022 alone, oversaw an unprecedented loss of GHC 60.8 billion. Do you know what this can do for Ghana?”
“According to political analysts and social experts, this money could create 40,000 jobs over the next 20 years. Is your job secured to the extent that you can directly enter it after university? Think about it, my brother!”
”A portion of this money could be used to construct 2,000 roads in Ghana. Yet, we lost this money due to one person’s mistake, and that person is still in their position? This is not the mark of a serious country! If you support the NPP, don’t turn a blind eye! Your life matters, your future matters, and so do those who will depend on you! Today, the Bank of Ghana is insolvent and running an economy with negative equity. Do you understand what negative equity and insolvency mean? Ponder on it!”
”What is even more frustrating is that Dr. Addison is the chairman of the BOG management team and the CEO (Governor) of the BOG. In what serious country does this happen? And he is taking privileges for both! Yet, when a citizen who is not a mere spectator raises their voice, she gets fired. And what do you say? She neglected her responsibilities to join a demonstration. Tell me, what is her responsibility that is more supreme than the right enshrined in the constitution—the right to demonstrate? it saddens me that the future of tomorrow is being clouded by today’s political colors.”