A statesman and founding member of the government’s New Patriotic Party, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, has admitted that he warned Ghanaians about the ruling party but that they disregarded him and gave them their support.
He claimed that although he had foretold the nation’s current problems and lamented them, “nobody seems to have heeded, and here we are where we are today.”
In reaction to senior citizens protesting outside the Ministry of Finance, The Statesman expressed sorrow that the government had not complied with their desire for a complete exemption of their investments from the Domestic Debt Exchange Program.
“To Ken Ofori Atta, I will only say one thing, he must know that he is dealing with people who are not at all his age group. “They are elderly folks, and like Sophia mentioned, he is not treating them with respect, and he should know the consequences,” he remarked on Happy 98.9FM’s Epa Hoa Daben show.
His comments come in the wake of the nation’s economic challenges, which also include the depreciating cedi, ongoing IMF talks, and pay and spending cuts to free up funding.
What else, besides pride, prevents the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, from writing pensioner bondholders regarding the status of their government bonds in relation to their request for an exemption from the Domestic Debt Exchange Program (DDEP), Sophia Akuffo, the immediate past Chief Justice, has questioned
She claims that the holders of pensioner bonds have written to the Finance Ministry requesting a complete exemption from the government’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP), but as of right now, they have not even had a letter of acknowledgment or a written response.
She questioned why, since other organizations had sent letters to the Finance Ministry on a related subject after the pensioners had, those organizations had already heard back from the minister in writing while the pensioners had not.