Ghanaians, IMF should be extremely worried over Wampah exit – Sir John

Date published: Wednesday, 6th April 2016

Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie

The exit of Dr. Henry Wampah as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana “paves the way for another wholesale pillage of the vaults of the Central Bank,” according to Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party.

Owusu-Afriyie, who is popularly known as ‘Sir John’ said Wampah’s early exit should make all Ghanaians, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the international business and investor community extremely worried.

Sir John said Wampah’s “forced resignation” paving way for a “crony of the President” was to let Mahama and his Vice President Amissah-Arthur do what they know best, “which is to rob the central bank to fund their greed and the NDC election machinery and to leave the impoverished people of Ghana even poorer for the next four years until the next general elections.” 

According to Sir John, Wampah’s decision was “carefully orchestrated” to bring in Dr. Nashiru Issahaku.

He said: “First, President John Mahama intends to break the bank again, as he did in 2012, an election year, for electoral purposes, and that he will do anything to achieve that, including blackmailing public officials.

“Secondly, the President prefers mediocrity above competence, and cares nothing about the health of the economy, and the impact a poorly managed economy has on the ordinary people of Ghana.”

He added: “The agenda to reduce the influence, and power of the Fanti, Ewe, and Ga-Dangme factions in John Mahama’s NDC is pretty obvious to me. He wants to establish a hegemony of a small, inner circle of John Mahama drawn from people he grew up with, people he played chasskele with and people he plays with.”


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