Ken Ofori-Atta cannot be trusted – Sophia Akuffo lashes out

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Former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has lashed out at Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta for ignoring the letters of the pensioners while he attended to others. This she said has created grounds for suspicion.

Madam Sophia Akuffo who has been active in the protests to have pensioners exempted from the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme was addressing some journalists at the Finance Ministry when she joined the group of protestors on Tuesday for the picketing.

“A simple letter that was written by the association to the Minister of Finance that exempt us from your programme. That is the gist, I always like to distil things to their lowest common denominator, exempt us, we are pensioners. Up till now, I have seen a copy of the letter, it has been dated 7th January.

“Up till now, there has not been a note of acknowledgement and just a few days similar letters that were written to the Minister have been responded to whereby he has categorically exempted other groups,” she stated.

“Why? When I cannot fathom the reasons for something being done in a particular way especially when it has been done for others but it is not being done for others I start getting suspicious, I have grown to the age where I have seen it all,” Sophia Akuffo.

Meanwhile, the Finance Minstry on Tuesday, February 14 released a stated to regarding the progress of the programme.

“The Government’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP) closed on Friday 10th February 2023 with over 80% participation of eligible bonds. The Government wants to thank the people of Ghana for their forbearance and support throughout these very difficult times,” parts of the statement said.

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