The New Patriotic Party members of parliament who want Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta dismissed from office are due to meet with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
According to sources, the meeting will take place tonight, Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
The NPP MPs claimed that their attempts to get the administration to address the problems facing their constituents’ struggling economy had been ineffective.
Thus, on Tuesday, October 2022, they convened a news conference to express their unhappiness and seek the resignation of Charles Adu Boahen, the Minister of State for the Ministry of Finance, and Ken Ofori-Atta.
The dissatisfied Majority group’s spokesperson, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, who represents the Asante-Akim North Constituency in parliament, stated to the media on Tuesday that the dismissal of Ofori-Atta and Adu Boahen will assist boost confidence in Ghana’s economy.
“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 reverse the downward trend in the growth of the economy,” he stated.
The Member of Parliament for Subin Constituency Hon Eugene Boakye Antwi in an interview with Prince Nii Ade (Dr Cash) on Otec FM’s flagship program Dwaberem this after confirmed that the president has invited them to the Jubilee House to find lasting solution to the problem.
“The recent development within the economy is of major concern to our caucus and our constituents. We have made our grave concern known to our president through the parliamentary leadership and the leadership of the party without any positive response.” Hon Boakye Antwi stated during the phone interview this afternoon.
“Before we (MP’s) returned from our recess, we gave the Majority Leader Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu our concerns to be given to the President but unfortunately after the meeting, he (Kyei Mensah) came and told us there was no positive response”
“We again took our concerns to the NPP national chairman and General Secretary to intervene but all to no avail” Hon. Eugene Boakye stated.
The Subin lawmaker added that their action to demand for the sack of Hon. Ofori-Atta was not out of hatred but as a party that wants to retain power, there are steps to be taken to make the economy flexible for the people of which the Finance minister has failed to live up to expectations.
“Let me tell you this, while on recess, some of us attended several social events and honestly the reality and response from the people on the economy was very bad that if things are taken for granted, we may lose power” he said.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah