Business News of Sun, 19 Mar 201753
Sack BoG Governor to rescue the cedi – NPP Chairman tells President
The 1st vice chairman of the NPP in the Eastern Region has called on president Nana Akufo Addo to sack Dr. Ishahaku, the current Bank of Ghana Governor in order to rescue the marathon depreciating cedi.
He made the call in an interview with KW Radio’s during a weekend socio-political talk show dubbed “Board Issues” Saturday, 18th March 2017, in Kpong.
Alhaji Umar Bodinga is of the opinion that since Dr. Ishahaku contested on NDC party ticket as parliamentary candidate for Sabongida in the 2000 general elections, he could have the tendency of sabotaging the government.
Former president John Dramani Mahama appointed Dr. Ishahaku as acting Governor of the nation’s Central Bank after the retirement of Dr. Kofi Wampah, but just after the 2016 general elections, the former President made the appointment substantive.
This the NPP chairman believes is a diabolical plan by the NDC to make the New Patriotic Party government unpopular in handling the local currency.
“That is the reason why at the peak of the elections when NDC was about to leave power president Mahama brought Dr. Ishahaku to be governor of Bank of Ghana. The Cedi is depreciating because of the diabolic agenda of NDC member being the governor.”
He, therefore, called on President Akufo Addo to sack the Governor and bring in a competent person to put in place fiscal measures that would see the Cedi appreciating.