‘Agric Minister lobbying to become Finance Minister should Ofori-Atta be sacked’ – Captain Smart alleges

Captain Smart has on Thursday October 27, 2022, alleged on his show that the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, is rooting for the position of Finance Minister.

This follows calls for the resignation or sacking of Finance Minister, Kenneth Ofori-Atta for his poor performance.

“Now the Agric. Minister says he can be the Finance Minister. He is strongly lobbying for the Finance Minister position,” he alleged.

Captain Smart was chastising the Majority caucus who are calling for the Finance Minister’s head for his stinking performance that has depreciated the Ghana Cedi against major currencies on a record high amidst high cost of fuel and its associated spiraling inflation.

After some 80 Majority caucus MPs held a press conference in Parliament Tuesday, calling for the Minister’s ousting, the Minority caucus also filed a Motion of Censure which has been admitted by the Speaker of Parliament, Albert Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.

According to a Facebook post made Thursday by North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a secret ballot for the minister’s removal would take place on November 10.