We all want Ken Ofori-Atta out – Majority Leader admits

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu - Majority Leader

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the leader of the Majority group in Parliament has revealed that the caucus has finally come to a consensus that the Finance Minister must vacate his position.

He indicated that the caucus arrived at this conclusion after a recent meeting.

The calls which were started by 80 legislators who were not impressed with the Finance Minister’s performance have now got all members in tandem with the decision of the group.

Communicating the decision before the press in parliament, Majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said “So it is no longer the cause of the 80-plus group. It is the agenda for the entire caucus”.

Upon the resumption of Parliament, last month, Ghanaians were met with demands from about 80 angry members of the majority caucus who were calling for the heads of the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and Minister of state at the Finance Ministry Charles Adu Boahen.

Initially, the Majority Leader had a problem with the timing of the calls for sacking the Minister due to the ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.

President Akufo-Addo upon the incessant calls calmed the waters by meeting the Members of Parliament and appealing to them to be patient till Ghana concludes its deal with the IMF.

Mr Akufo-Addo has always defended and affirmed his belief in the Finance Minister to do the job.

Meanwhile, members of the Minority Caucus had already signed a motion of vote of censure on the Minister citing his inability to manage the economy well and other myriads of issues as the reason why they are calling for his head.


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