Ken Ofori-Atta told me to resign as 2nd Deputy Governor for the president to appoint his own person-Dr. Johnson Asiamah

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Former 2nd deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Johnson Asiama has narrated how he was called by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta and asked to resign so that the president could appoint his own person to fill the position.

According to him, his departure from the Central Bank had nothing to do with the current Menzgold saga as is being speculated by the 3rd national vice chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Omari Wadie.

Mr. Omari Wadie speaking on the Menzgold saga on Accra based Joy Fm cited the former Bank of Ghana top official of having contributed to the current crisis.

But reacting to Mr. Wadie’s accusations, Dr. Asiama said ‘’I was called and asked to resign from office by the Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori Atta, and the reason he gave me that day was that the President wanted to appoint his own person in my place. It never had anything to do with Menzgold whatsoever’’.

In a statement he issued yesterday Wednesday January 16, 2019, Dr. Asiama described Mr. Wadie’s accusations as reckless and without basis, adding that he doesn’t want to be dragged into any politics as afar as the Menzgold saga is concerned.

‘’I wish to sound a strong warning to Mr Omarie Waadie not to involve me in the kind of dirty politics and uncouth behaviour he is engaging in. He is rather doing a big damage to his party and I hope that leadership of the NPP would call him to order. I have absolutely no political ambition at this time, contrary to the unfortunate statements he has made about me’’ he said.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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