Accra, September 11, 2023 – The Minority caucus in Parliament has, for the second time, postponed its planned protest to occupy the premises of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to demand the resignation of the governor and his deputies.
The protest is now rescheduled to take place on October 3, 2023.
The decision to delay the protest was attributed to the Police's failure to designate safe zones for the demonstration.
Minority Leader Cassiel Ato Forson, speaking to the media, cited concerns for public safety as the reason behind the temporary suspension of the picketing.
Initially, the Minority had insisted on proceeding with the protest on September 12, despite the Ghana Police Service's disapproval of the amended protest routes.
The meeting between Minority leadership and the police ended inconclusively on Monday, with accusations from MPs that the police were deliberately obstructing their planned protest against the Governor of the Bank of Ghana and his deputies.
Bernard Monarh, who left the meeting, expressed his frustration and stated, “Tomorrow is our demonstration, and that is what we have been discussing for the past two and a half hours.”
The Minority's decision to proceed with the protest disregards the pending High Court injunction application filed by the police, citing security concerns and potential disruption of public order.
The Minority MPs argue that the injunction application infringes on their right to freedom of assembly and expression. The case is scheduled to be heard on September 18.
Reporting by Akosua Otchere. Editing by Mariam Aminu.