The National Executive body of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has responded to calls by some of their members in Parliament for the resignation of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
According to a statement released and signed by the National Chairman of the party, Stephen Ayesu Ntim, the leadership of NPP is currently engaging government as well as the Parliamentary Group to seek amicable resolution to the impasse.
Some members of the majority caucus in Parliament threatened to boycott the 2023 budget statement if President Akufo-Addo failed to dismiss the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry Charles Adu Boahen.
According to them, these two Ministes must leave office for their inability to solve the economic situation in the country.
Addressing a press conference in Parliament on Tuesday, October 25, a lawmaker for Asante Akyem North, Andy Appiah Kubi said “We are unhappy with the developments in the country, we consulted our constituents who also expressed same sentients.
“We want the President to remove Ken Ofori and Chares Adu Boahen.
“We are by this medium communicating our strong desire that the President changes the Minister of Finance and the Minister of State in the Finance Ministry without further delay.
“We want to serve notice, and notice is hereby served that until such persons as aforementioned are made to resign or removed from office, we members of the Majority Caucus here in Parliament will not participate in any business of Government by or, for the president by any other Minster.
“We hope that those of us in the back bench and members of the Majority caucus will abide by this prayer.
“We are saying that if our request is not responded to positively, we will not be present for the budget hearing neither will we participate in the debate.