BoG Governor calling minority ‘hooligans’ unfortunate— Dr Kwesi Jonah
The Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Democratic Governance, Dr Kwesi Jonah, has described as unfortunate the comment made by the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison, describing the Minority in Parliament as hooligans.
He said it was the constitutional right of the Minority to demonstrate and protest against issues they felt were not right in the country.
Dr Jonah, who stated this in a telephone interview with the with the media to ask him about his views on the statement attributed to the governor describing the Minority as hooligans.
He entreated the governor to retract the comment.
Dr Jonah said the Minority had grievances about the work of the governor and for them to be described as hooligans was appalling.
The Minority on Tuesday embarked on a demonstration over the GH¢60.81 billion loss incurred by the BoG in 2022 and poor monetary policy by BoG and marched to the Central Bank demanding the governor and his deputies to resign.
Citinewsroom.com yesterday reported that Dr Addison in an interview with international business website, Central Banking, said “The Minority in parliament have many channels to channel their grievances in civilised societies, not through demonstrations in the streets as hooligans.”
Dr Jonah said he was surprised and taken aback when he heard the comments attributed to the governor.
“Dr Addison is a public figure and is somebody we all admire and respect and should behave in a calm and matured manner,” he said.
Dr Jonah said Dr Addison should have responded to the Minority in a matured manner and for him to have said the statement attributed to him “is not in good order.”