Former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has reacted to comments by Gabby Otchere-Darko following her participation in the protest by pensioners over the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme.
The former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo joined a group of pensioners to picket at the Finance Ministry on Friday, February 10th, 2023, against their inclusion in the debt exchange Programme.
Sophia Akuffo who spoke to pressmen during the picketing last Friday, said, “Quite a number of people are here today, When they retired the last two years, they put everything into government bonds; it is a contract, and now all of a sudden, you want to virtually force them, at gunpoint, to agree with you that the repayment of the yield on their investment should be as you dictate it.” Why?”
After the picketing, Gabby Otchere-Darko, who seemed dissatisfied with the action of Sophia Akuffo, released a series of tweets to express his displeasure.
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He claimed that although Sophia Akuffo may mean well, she erred big time in her basic appreciation of the issues.
“The former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, may mean well but she erred big time in her basic appreciation of the issues. Rather than asking the Govt for exemption at this late hour, why did she simply not ‘exempt’ herself from exchanging her original bond for the new one!” Gabby said in a series of tweets.
In a latest development, Sophia Akuffo has hit back at Gabby Otchere-Darko for his comments.
Speaking to press men after another picketing at the Finance Ministry today 14th February 2023, former Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo questioned the stance of Gabby Otchere-Darko in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
“Is he a member of the government? He doesn’t decide for me what I need to do and what I do not need to do. It is as simple as that. I don’t have time for things like that, people like that are not important to me or to my life. He is a disturbance,” she added.
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