President Akufo-Addo has met members of the Council of State, the Association of Ghana Industries and the Association of Bankers to discuss ways to resuscitate the distressed economy.

The meeting afforded the President the platform to disclose the outcome of the international monetary fund negotiations with the government for a possible bailout and the expected impact on the economy.

Opening the session, the President said government wants all hands on deck to be able to turn the economy around.

“Basically, what I want you to do and that is the reason why also the Finance Minister, BoG Governor and officials of the government are here, is to indicate to you where we have gotten to in the negotiations we are having with the Fund…and then also to hear from you what you think would be significant,” the President said.

Members of the Economic Management Team, Trade Minister and the Chief of Staff were all present in the meeting.

Meanwhile, there have been calls by some New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentarians for Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to be sacked.

The MPs, numbering about 80, held a press conference on Tuesday to impress on the President to relieve his cousin of the responsibility of managing the national purse or risk losing their support for government business going forward.

They also want the Minister of State in charge of Finance at the Ministry of Finance, Charles Adu Boahen, to be subjected to a similar fate.

It was addressed by MP for Asante Akyem North, Andy Appiah-Kubi.

According to him, the call has been communicated to the Presidency through the leadership but to no avail.

“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 [or] by any other minister,” he explained.

President Akufo-Addo has since ordered to meet with NPP MPs tonight over their demand for the sacking of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. 

This is information gathered by JoyNews’ sources at the Presidency. 

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