The former Chief Justice Sophia Akufo was supported by the Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Kyei Mensah Bonsu, for participating in a picket at the Finance Ministry over the Domestic Debt Exchange Program (DDEP).
The lawmaker said he disagrees with those who think it was wrong for the stateswoman to join pensioners in protesting the government’s DDEP.
“I cannot say the former stateswoman did wrong for joining the protest because he who feels it knows it, and it was within her right to come out and speak against any policy or programme she thinks it’s affecting the public negatively”.
On Monday, February 13,2023, the Member of Parliament revealed this in an exclusive interview with “Nyansapo,” the morning program on OTEC 102.9 FM.
“I don’t know how much she invested to join the protest, but we also have to remember that there are others who, if they sign up for the program, would have their entire world crumble, and such individuals must be given the chance to voice their opinions on the DDEP,” he told Captain Koda of OTEC FM in Kumasi.
On Friday, February 10, the former Chief Justice criticized the administration for attempting to coerce pensioners into signing the DDEP.
She attended the protest organized by the Pensioner Bondholders Forum outside the Ministry of Finance in an effort to raise their concerns.