The performance of the Finance Minister, according to the Upper East Regional Communication Director of the NPP, Peter Ayinbisa has to be categorised into two distinct halves.
For a proper evaluation of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, Mr. Ayinbisa believes the Finance Minister should be judged fairly on his performance pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID-19.
Mr. Ayinbisa’s comments were made on the back of demands from some NPP MPs for the removal of Ken Ofori Atta as Finance Minister and Dr. Charles Adu Boahen as Minister of State in charge of Finance.
“I see the performance of the Finance Minister in two folds. I see it; pre-COVID and post-COVID. I must be honest with you, pre-COVID, the Finance Minister was superb, very forceful and he managed the economy well because we came to meet an IMF economy. He worked so hard to get us out of the IMF programme. Before COVID, all of the economic indicators were very positive. At the moment, the Finance Minister did very well.”
“Post-COVID, there are a lot of challenges. I know these challenges are across the globe. What is happening in our country sometimes is a bit difficult to comprehend. For me, Peter Ayinbisa, I don’t blame the Finance Minister. I blame, I put the blame squarely, largely on the Bank of Ghana because of their failure to implement major policy decisions that we should be able to tame the dollar,” he said.
Mr. Ayinbisa spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Wednesday, October, 26, 2022.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana