MP reveals why they mounted calls for Ofori-Atta’s dismissal, resignation
Calls by some NPP Members of Parliament for the dismissal or resignation of Finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is due to his inconsistent pronouncements, Subin legislator, Eugene Boakye Antwi, has intimated.
The MP has blamed Ofori-Atta for the uproar that was directed to him because he could not commit to his words.
The Finance minister could not stick to his words after assuring Parliament of raising funds with the introduction of new levies which turned to be a fiasco.
“Pronouncements of Ofori-Atta on this IMF debacle have not helped him. Every politician must live or die by his word and that is my belief. Once you say something, you must be committed because you don’t have the luxury of trial and error,” he stated.
The Finance minister’s failure to stick to his assurances according to Mr. Boakye Antwi resulted in the economic meltdown that the country finds itself.
Ken Ofori-Atta once said Ghana was a proud nation and will not go to the IMF for bailout but turned around to the Fund for support. Such comments according to the Subin MP is the result for the calls for his ousting.
“We were here in 2021 when all the signs were that the economy was going to go into crisis. Then the Finance Minister came to meet the Majority Caucus and assured us that the IMF was not a good thing, and we all agreed, and then he said he rather wants us to raise money internally so that we don’t have to go to the IMF.
“So he brought the e-levy and the property rate. We settled for these, and you saw how we fought with our Minority colleagues to ensure that e-levy passed and only for us to be told a few months later that we have not realized the projected revenue of GH¢300 million. We only realized GH¢30 million which is only 10%.
“To even make matters worse, he openly told the whole nation that we are a proud nation and have the resources and the capacity and that we will not go to the IMF,” Mr. Boakye Antwi said on Citi TV.