According to a report by Accra based Citi FM, the President will meet the MPs at the Jubilee House this evening.
President Akufo-Addo to meet the 80 NPP MPs calling for Ken Ofori-Atta’s sack
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to meet the eighty (80) lawmakers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who called for the sacking of the Finance Minister earlier today.
Led by Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, the Member of Parliament for the Asante-Akim North Constituency, the MPs held a press conference today and called for Ken Ofori-Atta and Charles Adu Boahen’s dismissals.
He said: “The recent development within the economy is of major concern to our caucus and our constituents. We have made our grave concern known to our president through the parliamentary leadership and the leadership of the party without any positive response.”
“We are by this medium communicating our strong desire that the president changes the Minister of Finance and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry without further delay in order to restore hope to the financial sector and reverse the downward trend in the growth of the economy,” he added.
Relatedly, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has filed a motion to have the Finance Minister impeached.
The Banda Ahenkro MP at a press briefing in Parliament on Tuesday, said both Majority and Minority leaders have already commenced discussion about the vote of censure against Mr. Ofori-Atta.
“The Honourable Haruna Iddrisu said it in a business committee yesterday. The motion is ready, he did not want to surprise the Majority Leader,” Mr. Banda said.
The NPP MPs claimed several efforts to have government address the plights of their constituents with regard to the ailing economy had proved futile.
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