Eugene Boakye Antwi, a member of parliament for the Ashanti Region’s Subin Constituency, is requesting that President Akufo-Addo revoke Finance Minister Ken Ofori-appointment Atta’s once he receives a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The legislator for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) claims that the economic crisis and the nation’s current problems are proof of the minister’s subpar performance.
Mr. Antwi went on to say that the economy will be a major issue in the elections of 2024, and that the NPP will have a good chance of winning if Ken Ofori-Atta is fired.
He stated these things in an interview he gave to the media a fortnight ago
It’s time for him [the finance minister] to leave. If we are able to make the appropriate moves between now and next year, we may have a fighting chance of saving our economy and beating the NDC based on his own statements and performance at the ministry.
Things aren’t fantastic right now, he said, according to Kojo Akomeah, our parliamentary correspondent.
The MP declared that if the IMF bailout is secured, the Majority Caucus will press the president and the minister to their promise to fire Mr. Ofori Atta.
More than 90 NPP members of parliament petitioned President Akufo-Addo to fire Mr. Ofori-Atta in 2022. The group resisted, but the president persuaded them to wait until an IMF agreement was reached.
Mr. Antwi countered that the Majority Caucus wanted the best for the president and wanted him to create a lasting legacy after his term in office, thus President Akufo-Addo should pay attention to their request that the Finance Minister be fired.
We must be honest about the situation since things now stand, and they’re not all that wonderful. Costs have increased, and hardships exist… These are all indications that something is wrong with the Finance Ministry, he emphasized.
The Subin MP went on to say that they were keeping their cards close to their chest and would postpone taking a number of moves until until an IMF agreement was reached by the anticipated date of March.