Rex Omar, a seasoned singer, is furious with the Bank of Ghana Governor’s defense of the GH60.8 billion deficit the Central Bank incurred in 2022.
The argument, in his opinion, is implausible and simply serves to highlight Dr. Ernest Addison’s crude incompetence and the corruption in the Akufo-Addo-led administration.
Mr. Omar’s remark follows the BoG Governor’s justification of the construction of a new office building for the bank, reportedly at a cost of $250 million, during a news conference on Monday.
In comparison to the central bank headquarters in Abuja and Dakar, he claimed that the new structure is meant to satisfy modern standards.
But Mr. Omar voiced outrage at Dr. Addison’s behavior on Tuesday’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Adom FM.
He claimed that in light of the current state of the economy, he was at a loss to understand how the Bank of Ghana could spend such a staggering sum of money on merely an office building.
The protest against the BoG Governor by the Minority in Parliament, according to the seasoned highlife artist who is also the convener of the pressure organization Arise Ghana, is quite timely.
“Arise Ghana will join demonstration against the Bank of Ghana to expose the rot in government. They cannot take Ghanaians for granted,” he fumed.
NDC lawmakers will organize a protest against Dr. Addison and his two assistants on Tuesday, September 5.
Collaboration with Civil Society Organizations, Progressive Forces, and other well-intentioned Ghanaians will be used to carry it out.