The Ghanaian Automobile Dealers Union has made suggestions about organizing protests against the administration.
Dealers are clamoring for the Finance Minister’s resignation after blaming him for the weakening cedi.
They assert that they will take their demand to the streets if the President doesn’t fire his Finance Minister.
The President of the Automobile Dealers Union, Kwaku Boateng, lamented the negative impact of the depreciation of the cedi versus the dollar on their business during a speech at the Launch of Transport Forum, which was held in Accra on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
“The increase in the dollar is affecting us, we have spoken to the President, and we’ve written several letters about the Finance Ministry. We’ve realised that the President has made up his mind not to mind anyone to remedy the situation.
“We have also realised that our brother Ken Ofori-Atta is the problem when it comes to the rising dollar. So we will hold a press conference next two weeks; when we’re done, we’ll continue with a demonstration on November 19.”
“We [the union] will be demonstrating against President Nana Addo over his failure to sack Ken Ofori-Atta because he’s the President, he appointed him, so if he’ll sit down for Ken Ofori-Atta to destroy Ghanaian enterprises then we will demonstrate,” Mr. Boateng insisted.
Automobile dealers have also urged freight forwarders to take part in the protest to pressure the president to oust the finance minister because they collaborate.