Ghana: 80 MPs want Finance Minister sacked

Ken Ofori-Atta
Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister

Some Ghanaian lawmakers have mounted call for the dismissal of the country’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen.

The group, at least 80 of them, made the announcement to the media in Parliament on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, the Member Asante-Akim North Constituency, who introduced himself as the spokesperson for the disgruntled Majority MPs group said, they decided to voice their position because several concerns sent to government have failed to yield any positive 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 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 reserve the downward trend in the growth of the economy,” he added.

President Akufo-Addo is however, on the record to have said that dismissing Mr. Ofori-Attah is not the way to go, in the mist of the current economic challenges.

He believes the country’s situation could have a turnaround under his [Ofori-Attah’s] watch.

SOURCE: Daily Mail GH, with additional files from Citi FM.

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