A deep-throat source from the minority caucus in Parliament has disclosed that about 130 Minority MPs were preparing to today, 25th October 2022, move a motion on the floor of Parliament to demand the immediate sack of the Finance Minister.
The source said the reason for their call was due to the finance minister’s failure to manage the country’s economy.
The group, according to the source, is planning to address the media later in the day, adding that “they” have been positively astounded by the actions of the 80 MP within the majority group calling for the resignation of the same finance minister and the minister of state in charge of finance.
“We will study their (Majority MPs) action and if there is the need for collective action, it will be communicated,” the source said.
Earlier, the MP for Asante Akim North, Lawyer Andy Appiah Kubi led some 80 MPs on the majority side to demand the immediate removal of the finance minister.
The position of these two groups in Parliament have been supported by two members of the Upper East Regional Communication Team for the NPP, Samuel Akonga and Johnson Ayine.
“Just do us a favour. #sackKOA,” Mr. Akonga wrote.
Meanwhile, Johnson Ayine, responding to the same concerns as shared by another media platform wrote, “Why should we even get here, Mr. President?”
Dominic Anarigide, Deputy Navrongo Constituency Secretary hopeful for the NDC has expressed surprise at the suddent change of heart by some of the NPP’s political communicators in the Upper East Region. Responding to Mr. Akonga’s comments, Mr. Anarigide wrote, “when I asked for his sacking long ago, you guys came attacking like a hungry dog that has seen meat. Today, you have seen that than he is one of the biggest problems of this government. Ken must go.”
Social media is awash with comments that support the immediate dismissal of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.
Earlier, a former Regional Minister in Nana Akufo Addo’s government, Rockson Bukari added his voice to the calls to the president to reshuffle his ministers. This would allow for newer people, with fresher ideas to come help solve the numerous challenges the country is facing.
The MP for Navrongo, Sampson Chiragiaa Tangombu has had a long standing view that the Finance Minister should be sacked.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana