The Majority Leader in Ghana’s Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has stated that the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo never said he will sack the country’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, as well as the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu-Boahen, upon the conclusion of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout program and the country’s 2023 Budget reading and appropriation.
Speaking to Accra-based JoyNews on the PM Express monitored by www.africanentertainment.com, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs “The President did not say that. To quote his words, he said ‘let’s finish with this, the IMF and the budget thereafter, we should hold on until after these’.”
It would be recalled that about 80 Members of Parliament from the ruling New Patriotic Party MPs had called the immediate sacking of Mr. Ofori-Atta and Mr. Adu-Boahen.
The MPs had argued that the sacking of Mr. Ofori-Atta will restore investor confidence, saying the Finance Minister staying in office was delaying the IMF bailout.
Following their petition to him, President Akufo-Addo held a meeting with the 80 disgruntled MPs, urging for more time to be given to Mr. Ofori-Atta.
Ghana is looking to a $3 billion financing support from the IMF.
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