It’s refreshing to see former CJ protest against DDEP – Sylvester Mensah

Former presidential hopeful and National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Sylvester Mensah finds it refreshing to have seen the former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, picket at the Finance Ministry in solidarity with pensioners and other individual bondholders.

Mr. Mensah in a Facebook post said he deduces from the CJ’s statements that she understood the voluntary nature of opting onto the DDEP.

He however, believes the former Chief Justice only sought to articulate some of the issues “in an effort to bring clarity to how we got here, and government’s inadequate share of the burden of domestic debt restructuring.”

“She also articulated the government’s arrogant posture and the vain threat of sinking together if bondholders refuse to participate.”


The former NHIA Boss expected the former Chief Justice to have gone further to say there is a lack of confidence in the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, “whose poor management and self-interest in the reckless borrowing over the past 6 years have brought Ghana to the edge of a cliff.”

“How do we re-fuel our bus for the same bad and reckless driver, who has driven us into a ditch to drive us “safely” home? Change the driver, Mr. President!”

“We applaud former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo for her discerning and distinguished voice in these deeply troubling times in Ghana. It is entirely predictable that NPP apologists and grassroots attack dogs would be unleashed to devour her, but to no effect: Ghanaians have been awoken from their slumber by the super incompetence of the worst government in Ghana’s post-independence history,” he added.

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