On Tuesday, 3 October 2023, the Minority in Ghana’s Parliament, joined by many thousands of people, staged a demonstration in the national capital, Accra.

Accompanied by police officers, the demonstrators marched through the streets calling for immediate removal of the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Ernest Addison, and his deputies.

They were demanding their removal from office over:

  1. a Gh¢60 billion (USD5,165,733,964) financial loss incurred by the central bank in the 2022 fiscal year;
  2.  the printing of some of monies to finance government’s expenses;
  3. and plans to spend Gh¢250 million (USD21,523,892) on construction of an earthquake-resistant new head office for the central bank.

The faces, the colours and the placards spotted at the event, with anti-corruption songs booming from loudspeakers carried on vehicles throughout the hours-long procession, echoed and summed up the protesters’ posture— patriotism against plundering, anger against arrogance.

The protest was themed: “Mo ngyae sikadie no na yeebrӠ!

It means: “Stop the stealing; we are suffering!

Below are pictures taken at the protest ground:

Source: Media Without Borders/mwbonline.org


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