Ofori Atta’s exit will deepen public confidence in economy – Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee Chair
The Chairman of Parliament’s Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, says public confidence in Ghana’s economy will be heightened if the Finance Minister vacates his post.
According to him, the presence of Ken Ofori-Atta at the helm of the country’s treasury is not helping the Akufo-Addo regime.
Speaking on The Probe on Sunday, he told host, Emefa Apawu that, the earlier calls by the Majority MPs for Mr Ofori-Atta to leave the scene was based on the belief that his exit will boost public confidence in the economy.
“I think people have confidence, but if the reshuffle had come, I think the confidnece would have been increased”, he noted.
He said the calls by the Majority for the minister to be removed were not tied to any misappropriation on his part, but rather the conviction that his exit will inspire hope in the economy.
These comments come in the wake of numerous calls from Ghanaians for the Finance Minister to be removed.
According to his critics, he is responsible for the country’s ailing economy, hence the need for him to be axed.
Ghans’s economy has been described as one in tatters by many analysts and experts.
But despite these widespread assertions, President Akufo-Addo, believes that the Finance Minister is not to blame.
Despite having admitted that the country is in an ‘economic crisis’, he still insists that the Finance Minister has performed “excellently.”
Meanwhile, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, is currently leading talks for Ghana to receive assistance from the International Monetary Fund to salvage the country’s ailing economy.
A staff level agreement between the IMF and Ghana is expected to be reached by the end of the year.
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