A former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyapong has called for the resignation of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
His call is based on Ghana’s return to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite the earlier claims by the Finance Minister about the country’s bright economic prospects.
Speaking in an interview on The Hard Truth on Wednesday, he explained that the contradiction between the Finance Minister’s assuring remarks and the country’s subsequent request for an IMF bailout should be enough grounds for him to step aside.
“I would think that on the basis of what he said two weeks before to the country, which that we will never go to the IMF and [that] we’re a proud country with the resources.
“When you speak like that, you should look yourself in the mirror and say, look I got it wrong. Mr President I thank you for giving me the opportunity and I should stand down [resign]’, he told host, Nana Akosua Konadu.