Ken Ofori- Atta’s continued tenure as finance minister, according to Sylvester Tetteh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfro, will harm the banking industry.
To regain some trust in the banking industry, the mp urged that the president revoke the appointment of the finance minister.
The minister’s involvement in the talks around the Domestic Debt Exchange and the IMF bailout, he said, raises major questions since Ghanaians have already lost trust in him.
According to Sylvester Tetteh in an interview with Okay FM, the 80 members of the majority caucus who have demanded the resignation of the minister remain steadfast in their positions and are still waiting for the president to cancel the minister’s appointment.
“We members of parliament, our call is that Ofori-Atta must give way, and we’ve given our reasons why he must give way and the reasons are still tenable.
“There are two things involved, is either the president will terminate his appointment because he gave him that position or he himself will resign because of how bad the economy is.
“We’ve come to the conclusion that Ken Ofori-Atta is the sole reason for the nation’s general faith in its banking system.
Despite our repeated attempts, he remains at the office.
The worst outcome for us will thus be a boycott of his economic dealings with the government.
However, we remain adamant that Ken must leave because we think new leadership would provide fresh perspectives and that it will restore some economic confidence.
Some NPP lawmakers sought Mr. Ofori- Atta’s dismissal as finance minister in November.
About 80 MPs convened a news conference to urge the President to choose someone else to oversee the nation’s finances or risk losing their support for future government initiatives.