‘I see poverty, I see hardship, and I see people suffering all because of Ofori-Atta’ – NPP MP
Lawmaker for Subin in the Ashanti region, Eugene Boakye Antwi wants to know what is special about Finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, that, he is still occupying the office despite the numerous calls for his dismissal or resignation.
The Member of Parliament says there are equally people in the New Patriotic Party that have capacity to run affairs at the ministry.
The former Works and Housing minister’s outburst come on the back of the suffering Ofori-Atta’s stewardship has subjected Ghanaians to, but still occupying the office as if there were no men in the party who can oversee the Ghanaian economy.
According to him, it still boggles the minds of many as to why the President’s cousin is still the one leading negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the $3 billion bailout whilst Ghanaians have expressed their discontentment with his leadership.
Mr. Boakye Antwi who joined a couple of MPs from the Majority caucus few months ago to demand the Finance Minister’s dismissal or resignation has averred the fact that Mr. Ofori-Atta has been able to manage a bank does not guarantee that he can manage an economy like Ghana since the two are different.
He opined there are men in the NPP with common sense who have become MPs and can equally be Finance ministers.
Eugene Boakye Antwi was speaking on Accra-based Citi TV with Umaru Sanda Amadu.
“What is so special about Ken Ofori-Atta that the ordinary NPP member doesn’t have?
“We cannot all run banks but some of us have common sense, that is why we are Members of Parliament.”
“When I go to subin, I see poverty, I see hardship, and I see people suffering and all these are due to the economy and the person running the economy,” he said on Face to Face.