North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta ought to have resigned or been sacked a long time ago.
Mr Ablakwa said the minister keeps messing with the Ghanaian economy.
According to him, the level of incompetence Mr Ofori-Atta has exhibited is unmatched in the nation’s history.
Contributing to the debate on the infamous Debt Exchange Programme in Parliament on Thursday, February 16, the Ranking on Foreign Affairs Committee said the minister has no energy left in him.
“Mr Speaker, the Finance Minister ought to have resigned long time ago, our colleagues on the other hand [Majority caucus], share this view with us.
“They agree with us that the Minister is messing up the economy. We must rise up against the incompetence and recklessness of the Minister of Finance,” Mr Ablakwa said.
The North Tongu lawmaker also said the Finance Minister out to follow best practices.
“What did the Jamaicans do? Immediately they ran their country into the ditch, the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, and Governor of the central bank of Jamaica all resigned. This Finance Minister must go.”
Ghana is currently requesting a $3 billion bailout from the IMF to bolster the struggling national economy.
Before the Bretton Woods institution’s board would evaluate Ghana’s request, one of the requirements is the domestic debt restructuring scheme.
A staff-level agreement between Ghana and the IMF was achieved in December, opening the door for the $3 billion rescue.
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