Contrary to the public perception that the government of President Akuffo Addo is behind the newly released Ghc 5 note by the Bank of Ghana, a governance and Leadership Expert, who is also a PHD student with the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Mr Eric Yobo has debunked the said perception as uninformed.
He asserts that those notes were conceived and birthed under the erstwhile NDC government. The NPP regime merely coincided with the release of the notes.
Mr Yobo who was speaking on 360 Politics with Akyena Brantuo on Ahotor 92.3 FM on Friday 24th March, was reacting to assertions by a listener, who had called to the program to allege that the NPP is behind the creation of the notes because of the party’s parochial interest.
It will be recalled that the NPP under former President John Kuffour re-denominated the Ghanaian currency thereby printing fresh notes and facing out all the existing notes.
The issue which became a major political talking point , with allegations of corruption is attributed as one of the major reasons why the Kuffour government was not retained in power in the 2008 elections.
But Mr. Eric Yobo insisted that the truth should not be sacrificed for political expediency if we want to develop our country.
He further urged that we should stop smearing partisan politics on everything especially when it comes to work done by State Institutions such as the Bank of Ghana.
He opines that having set the record straight, ‘it is about time we rather credit institution of state with their works rather than label it under the government under which those projects were commissioned.