President Akufo-Addo has called for calm among legislators seeking the removal of Finance Minister Ken Ofori –Atta urging them to at least be patient till Ghana concludes its deal with the International Monetary Fund.
According to the President, carrying out such a process would hurt the progress Ghana has made in deliberations with the Briton Woods institution.
Insider information reveals that the aggrieved legislators who were appalled by the Minister’s performance were still insistent on what they wanted to carry out.
President Akufo-Addo on the other hand appealed for three more weeks for the underfire Minister to conclude negotiations with the IMF.
The angry legislators after months of being quiet finally came out to demand the sacking of the Finance Minister as they complain that several calls to the presidency have fallen on deaf ears.
They also complained about how the economic situation the country has been plunged into is been felt by their constituents who are also complaining to them.
In the full glare of the media on 25th October 2022 at the parliament house, the legislators insisted that showing Finance Minister the exit will restore some confidence in the economy according to the spokesperson, Andy Appiah-Kubi, legislator for Asante Akyem North Constitutency.
“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.”
The call by the 80 Majority legislators resonates with several Ghanaians who also think the Finance Minister has failed to bring ideas to turn the economy around hence he should be shown the exit.