Explain Why The Public Purse You Promised To Protect Is Now Empty – Sophia Akuffo to Ofori-Atta
Sophia Akuffo, Ghana’s former Chief Justice, has voiced her dissatisfaction with the country’s economic situation.
Sophia Akuffo claimed in an interview with JoyNews monitored by Pak MediaGh that despite the finance minister’s (Ken Ofori- Atta’s) assurances that he would safeguard the public coffers, conditions have gotten worse.
“When Ken became Minister of Finance in 2017, I heard him on the TV. He was talking, and he was saying that he sees his responsibility as being that of protecting the national coffers. Now the promise and the achievement, the gap is too big, and I need more explanation.
“…all I know is that you were going to protect the national coffers, and they are now empty. Whether they were empty at that time or not is neither here nor there. Because you were not going to protect the empty thing, you were going to protect it and make sure that everything that comes into it is going to be well husbanded… so we would go on and not reverse again.
“It has been very disappointing… the fact is, whether it was Ken Ofori-Atta or somebody else I will still feel the same,” she said.
She reiterated that she has nothing against Ken Ofori-Atta, saying that she does not get personal on national issues.