Resign to save yourself and the govt – Atta Akyea tells Ofori-Atta

It appears some leading members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are still unhappy with the performance of Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

It would be recalled some members of the NPP in Parliament called for his resignation but that did not materialized.

The Member of Parliament for Akim Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, is the latest to add his voice to the issue.

He indicates that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, must consider stepping down for both his own sake and the good of the government.

The calls for Ofori-Atta’s resignation have been growing for months, fueled by the country’s ongoing economic challenges.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been especially vocal, repeatedly blaming the Finance Minister for the current fiscal difficulties.

In an interview on Face to Face on Tuesday, January 16, Mr Atta-Akyea emphasized the importance of self-reflection for Mr Ofori-Atta, suggesting that he considers his position for his well-being and that of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“For me, what is very frightening is the fact that you have a whole army of people saying look you’ve had enough…I think that that could be a way for him to relax. Look at all the burdens on one man. So it is his individual decision to make as to whether he should  go or he should continue.”

Atta-Akyea went further, stating that Ofori-Atta’s resignation might even contribute to calmer waters for both the government and the nation.

“He should look at himself and look at the troubles that everybody believes, I mean when he is not there then the nation will have peace…He should save himself and save the government and have his peace because he needs it,” Mr Atta Akyea said.

Mr Atta Akyea also criticized individuals who blame Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the country’s economic woes.

He acknowledged that the economy is not in its best form, describing it as ‘unkind’ and ‘cruel’ for anyone to attribute economic issues in the Akufo-Addo government to Dr Bawumia.

Mr. Atta Akyea insisted that the vice president was in a very serious adversary role that prevented him from making some sensitive decisions for the country.


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