Individual bondholders to picket Black Star Square today over DDEP

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Until their demand for exemption from the government’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP) is granted, the Individual Bondholders Forum has threatened to picket the Black Star Plaza on Monday, February 20.

Although the scheme was formally terminated on February 10, one of the leaders of the individual bondholders asserts that there is still a window the government may look into to exempt them.

Martin Kpebu, the forum’s organizer, said they must take the example of the holders of pensioner bonds, who continued to picket the Ministry of Finance until they were granted an exemption from the scheme.

He made an appeal to the audience and the wider public “to drive in their cars and trotro to the Independence Square to join the struggle.”

Every day, he said, the picketing would begin at 10 a.m. and last for three hours.

The only way, he claimed, “we can have them [government] do the right thing” is through this.

He said that the president’s finance minister and himself had gotten rich off of their careless borrowing.

He said, “It is their careless borrowing that has got us to where we are now.

On Thursday, February 16, 2023, Accra-based Citi FM interviewed Martin Kpebu.


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