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Timing of calls for Ofori-Atta’s resignation problematic

Timing of calls for Ofori-Atta’s resignation problematic

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, is concerned that removing Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta while IMF negotiations are ongoing may not be in the best interests of the country.

Some New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs have called for the dismissal of Mr. Ofori-Atta and the Minister of State in the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen.

The MPs claim that the two ministers have failed to manage the economy properly.

Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu confirmed on the Citi Breakfast Show that the Majority MPs had previously brought their grievances before him, but he tried to talk them out of it.

“I have listened to their concerns about the fact that removing the Finance Minister might help us in our recovery.” I told them I appreciated their concerns. My only concern was the timing. Considering our negotiations with the IMF, how far they have progressed, and how they may affect the progress we have made thus far.”

“I appealed to them to hold their horses on Sunday, and I even revealed some conversations I had earlier with the President, which I thought would calm their nerves a little.” But, at the end of the day, I was unable to persuade them.”

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Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has asked Majority MPs who have called for Ofori-resignation Atta’s to remain in their seats.

He is pleading with legislators to exercise restraint until Ghana’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund are completed (IMF).

The President stated that terminating Ken Ofori-appointment Atta’s would disrupt the program.

Nana Akufo-Addo appealed for calm during a meeting with the disgruntled MPs at Jubilee House.

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