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We’re ready for today’s #OccupyBoGDemo, police say

The Ghana Police Service has said it is committed to provide security at the #OccupyBoGDemo – a public protest against alleged mismanagement by the governor of the central bank and his team – led by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The demonstration is aimed at mounting pressure on the Governor Ernest Addison and his deputies to resign.

The Minority Leader Cassiel Ato Forson said the purpose of the protest was to express their revulsion against the illegal printing of money (about GHC80 billion) between 2021 and 2022 by the BoG for the government.

According to him, the singular act of BoG had negatively impacted livelihoods and businesses and pushed about 850,000 Ghanaians into poverty in 2022 alone.

Speaking to the media on Monday, police spokesperson ACP Grace Ansah-Akrofi, said the police are ready to ensure the safety and security of all participants and organisers of the protest.

Below is the full statement released to the media after the briefing:

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