According to Purefmonline.com, President of the Republic Akufo-Addo has pleaded with MPs from his party who are pushing for the immediate expulsion of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta to give him three more weeks on the job.
When the President met with some of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs who had earlier urged him to remove the President’s cousin from office, he made this appeal. If he didn’t, they feared losing their ability to participate in any government business brought before Parliament.
In his plea, the President urged the MPs to give the Finance Minister time to wrap up the government’s talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before taking his firing or reassignment into account.
According to Purefmonline.com’s sources at the Presidency, numerous NPP MPs opposed the President’s appeal at the meeting since they continue to demand that the Finance Minister be fired.
The expulsion of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen, is being demanded by some lawmakers who are a part of the Majority Caucus.
On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the group announced it to the media in Parliament.
As the representative for the unhappy Majority MPs group, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, the MP for Asante-Akim North Constituency, stated, “We decided to voice our viewpoint because multiple complaints submitted to the government have failed to yield any beneficial results.”
According to the group, sacking Ofori-Atta and Adu Boahen will help restore confidence in Ghana’s economy.
“The recent development within the economy is of major concern to our caucus and our constituents. We have made our grave concern known to our president through the parliamentary leadership and the leadership of the party without any positive response.”
“We are by this medium communicating our strong desire that the president changes the Minister of Finance and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry without further delay in order to restore hope to the financial sector and reverse the downward trend in the growth of the economy,” he added.