The expulsion of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen, is being demanded by some lawmakers who are a part of the Majority Caucus.
On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the group announced it to the media in Parliament.
The Asante-Akim North Constituency’s Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, who described himself as the spokesperson for the group of disgruntled Majority MPs, claimed that the group chose to express its viewpoint because various complaints it had submitted to the government had not been met with success.
The group asserts that the dismissal of Ofori-Atta and Adu Boahen will contribute to regaining public confidence in Ghana’s economy.
“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.”
“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 added.
In light of the nation’s current economic situation, which has pushed government to seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund, some Ghanaians, including opposition parties, have increased pressure on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to remove Mr. Ofori-Atta from office (IMF).
The Finance Minister and Mr. Adu Boahen’s dismissal was called by the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) on Monday due to their management of the financial crisis.