“Ken must go” campaign resurrect after gov’t successful IMF deal

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Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a member of parliament for North Tongu, is pleading with President Akufo-Addo to uphold his word to Ghanaians and dismiss his cousin Ken Ofori-Atta as finance minister after sealing the $3 billion IMF deal.

Recall that the Majority Caucus in Parliament demanded that Mr. Ofori-Atta be removed from office. However, after meeting with the President, the caucus announced in a statement dated October 26, 2022, that the President had asked them to step aside until Ghana’s discussions with the IMF were complete.

The IMF’s executive board approved the $3 billion rescue on May 17, 2023, allowing for an immediate payout of around $600 million.

After the deal was successfully completed, Mr. Ablakwa is inquiring as to whether President Nana Akufo-Addo will take his lawmakers’ proposal into consideration.

“After an embarrassing IMF U-Turn deal, Ghanaians expect President Akufo-Addo to keep his promise by firing his cousin, Ken Ofori-Atta — who is now widely regarded as Ghana’s most disastrous Finance Minister” Hon Ablakwa posted on his Facebook wall.

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Prior to this latest reminder, the President ignored many requests for Mr. Ofori-Atta to be sacked because of the challenging economic conditions from a portion of Ghanaians and civil society organizations.

Dr. Clement Apaak, the member of parliament for Builsa South, is curious as to whether President Akufo-Addo will fulfill his commitment to the majority in parliament and remove Ken Ofori-Atta as minister of finance.

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the majority side sought the ouster of Mr. Ofori-Atta due to a number of issues affecting Ghana’s economy.

Prior to the conclusion of the round of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), President Akufo-Addo asked that the concerns be put on hold.

In a tweet on the development, Dr. Apaak expresses worry about President Akufo-Addo’s ability to follow through on his promises.

“Will Nana Akufo-Addo fire his cousin Ken Ofori-Atta as promised the “Ken Must Go MPs” now that the IMF deal has been secured?

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Both Members of Parliament also posted a letter written by the Majority in Parliament after meeting President Akufo-Addo when the “Ken Must Go” campaign went viral.

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Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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