‘He’s not credible’: Mahama wants Ofori-Attah removed as Ghana’s Finance Minister

Ken Ofori-Atta
Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister

Ex-Ghanaian leader John Dramani Mahama wants the ruling government to replace its Finance Minister with a more competent person as the country seeks to turn its economy around.

According to him, Ken Ofori-Attah has lost credibility and trust for supervising what he describes as a “disastrous collapse of the economy”, stressing that the Minister should not be added to the team of negotiators, as the country seeks economic support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“In addition, given his obvious failures, the Vice President must be relieved of his responsibility as Chair of the Economic Management Team to enable the President to reconstitute the team.

“We must draw useful lessons from this episode and avoid cheap politicking with the economy that can only yield the disastrous outcomes that have brought us here,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo authorised the Finance Minister to begin formal engagements with the IMF for support.

On Friday, July 1, the Information Ministry announced that there has already been a conversation between the IMF boss, Kristalina Georgieva, and President Akufo-Addo over the move for the bailout.

Reacting to this in a Facebook post, Mr. Mahama said a comprehensive home-grown programme should be presented to the Fund for support.

“Though belated, it should mark an important step towards addressing the dire economic situation, which has left Ghanaians wallowing under intense suffering and hardships.

“It is imperative that a team of skilled and competent negotiators is put together to obtain the best set of measures with the Fund,” the former President suggested.

Additional Source: Myjoyonline.com

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