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Fulfill your pledge by sacking Ofori-Atta after IMF deal – Ablakwa to Akufo-Addo

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Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has asked President Akufo-Addo to fulfill his pledge to Ghanaians by replacing his cousin, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, after sealing the $3 billion IMF deal.

It is recalled that the Majority caucus in Parliament called for Mr Ofori-Atta to be sacked but after meeting the President, the caucus in a statement dated 26th October 2022, revealed that the President asked them to stand down until Ghana’s negotiations with the IMF were concluded.

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On Wednesday, 17 May 2023, the executive board of the IMF approved the $3 billion bailout allowing for an immediate disbursement of about $600 million.

Following the successful conclusion of the deal, Mr Ablakwa is asking if President Nana Akufo-Addo will consider the request of his members of Parliament.

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In a Facebook post, the North Tongu MP said “After an embarrassing IMF U-Turn deal, Ghanaians expect President Akufo-Addo to keep his promise by firing his cousin, Ken Ofori-Atta — who is now widely regarded as Ghana’s most disastrous Finance Minister.”

“Will the President attempt in this instance to be a man of his word”? he quizzed.

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Prior to this new reminder, several calls on the President from a section of Ghanaians and civil society organisations for Mr Ofori-Atta to be fired due to the difficult economic conditions fell of deaf ears.


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