The leader of the Majority Caucus in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu says the removal of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta from office is hugely dependent on the collective decision of the majority caucus.
Calls have reignited for the removal of the Minister following the conclusion of the country’s International Monetary Programme (IMF). There were aggressive calls for Mr. Ofori Atta’s removal in the year 2022 owing to what the masses regarded as an abysmal performance during the resurgence of an economic downturn.
Following meetings involving the majority caucus, some stalwarts of the ruling party, and President Akufo-Addo himself, the MPs agreed that the minister be allowed to conclude the IMF deal before his removal. This was the request by the president.
Mr. Mensah-Bonsu said the removal of the minister depends on the collective decision of the New Patriotic Caucus in parliament and a subsequent meeting with the president in case it could also be established that the minister indeed has concluded the IMF deal.
“As for the state of the #Kenmustgo uprising, that one will have to be determined by the caucus. Let’s leave it to what determination the caucus will come up with. As you rightly said, it started by a few people and became the position of the entire caucus. The entire caucus may have to engage and know the way forward.
“It’s only a madman who doesn’t change his mind. We will engage the entire caucus and also maybe meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo if it becomes necessary. It’s good to let sleeping dogs lie sometimes.
“But we should also consider. The President said let him conclude our engagement with the IMF, have we finished our engagement with IMF? That is another question, so we are where we are,” he said.