Stay Off Asiama – Minority Warns Govt
The Minority in Parliament has warned the government to stay off Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Johnson Asiama.
“They are professionals in their own fields doing their work so they should be allowed to do their work without interferences.
“Secondly, let us look at the cost to government. If these people are asked to resign they are entitled to be paid all that is due them for four years. They will be receiving all these benefits without working for it,” Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi said on Wednesday on Accra-based Joy FM.
The Minority’s warning follows reports by state-owned Daily Graphic that the government has tipped Mrs Josephine Ankomah, who heads Ecobank in The Gambia, as replacement for Dr Johnson Asiama, who is reported by the same paper to be in negotiations with the government over his exit.
According to the paper, Dr Asiama’s fate is uncertain as his legal adviser says the government is pushing for his exit from the Central Bank.
According to the paper, Dr Asiama’s legal team is yet to begin discussions over a negotiated package for him.
Meanwhile, Governor of the central bank, Dr Ernest Addison, has, in response to media reports that his Second Deputy has resigned, said: “He [Dr Asiama] is on leave.”
Dr Addison made the comment to journalists at a Press Soiree in Accra on Tuesday, 12 December.
Dr Asiama, who is on a 10-day leave, denied media reports that he had resigned from the BoG.