The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Council of Elders has given notice that it will meet with the president to discuss the growing calls for the ouster of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta.
The party’s elders have discussed the matter and want to meet with the president to discuss the best course of action regarding the persistent requests for the finance minister to be fired.
According to Mr. Kwadwo Mpianim, a member of the Council of Elders and a former chief of staff in the Kufuor government, the council convened and decided to arrange a meeting with the president to discuss how to handle the internal uproar calling for the finance minister to be fired.
On November 17, 2022, the former chief of staff made this statement on Joy FM in Accra.
He said that until the council meets with the president, it cannot make a decision on the subject.
After a break, some 98 New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmakers resumed calling for Mr. Ofori-execution. Atta’s
Following a meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, they came to a resolution.
They decided that Mr. Ofori-Atta ought to leave the government right away.
Asante-Akim North MP Andy Appiah-Kubi, who serves as their spokesman, stated: “We’ve gone back to ‘sack him now’ and, therefore, should the budget be presented under the stamp of the Finance Minister, we’ll not participate because, as far as we’re concerned, we’re never going to do business with him.
“And if we’re not going to do business with him, he does not participate in any process from the Presidency to the House. We will not participate in deliberations too.”
“We’re not saying we won’t do the president’s business; we’re saying we won’t do the president’s business through Ofori-Atta.