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Fake Memo of Mahama’s $1.5m Support for #OccupyBoG Protest Exposed

by Victor Adetimilehin

A fake letter, allegedly from the office of former president John Dramani Mahama, has been circulating on social media, claiming that he has donated $1.5 million to the organisers of the #OccupyBoG protest. The letter, dated October 2, was supposedly signed by an aide to the former president, and stated that the money was meant for the mobilisation and motivation of participants for the demonstration.

The letter also referred to an earlier disbursement of $500,000 for local level engagements, and expressed the former president’s solidarity with the protesters. The letter was shared by Ato Kwamena Forson, a deputy director of IT for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), who questioned the motive behind the alleged donation.

However, the letter has been debunked as a fabrication, and a desperate attempt by the NPP to discredit the #OccupyBoG protest, which is being organised by the Minority Caucus in Parliament and other political parties and pressure groups. The protest, which is scheduled for today, October 3, is aimed at demanding the resignation of the governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and his two deputies, over alleged mismanagement and corruption at the central bank.

The Minority has accused the BoG of causing a loss of GH¢60 billion to the state in the 2022 fiscal year, and of inflating the cost of its new head office project. The Minority has also expressed concern over the rising inflation, depreciation of the cedi, and high interest rates, which they blame on the poor performance of the BoG.

The protest has been cleared by the court, after the police initially tried to block it on security grounds. The protesters are expected to converge at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and march through some principal streets of Accra to the Independence Square, where they will present a petition to the president.

The protest is expected to attract thousands of Ghanaians who are dissatisfied with the state of the economy and the governance of the country. The organisers have assured that the protest will be peaceful and law-abiding, and have urged the public to join them in their quest for accountability and justice.

Source: Ghana Web

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