Mark Assibey Yeboah, former NPP MP for New Juabeng South has revisited the calls for the dismissal or resignation of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.
The former chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament told Ghanaians without mincing words that the calls will be in vain.
The former legislator on Accra-based Neat FM’s “Ghana Montie” show said the President still believes in the Finance Minster—the reason he has ignored the calls.
Mr. Assibey-Yeboah noted that Ken Ofori-Atta will never resign because his policies are always sanctioned by the President who described his work as excellent.
“The president says Ken is doing a fantastic job. He says he is doing an excellent job. He also never said he would fire him (Ofori-Atta) during the revolt by the NPP MPs, he told them to let him finish the IMF negotiations so that they could revisit the issue,” he stated.
"... He (Ofori-Atta) is not going anywhere. He is not going to resign; why should he resign? The guy is doing an excellent job, according to the president,” Mr. Assibey-Yeboah claimed.
He continued, “The finance minister represents the president. The other time I heard one of the MPs saying that they told Ofori-Atta to reduce the E-Levy to 1.5 per cent but he did not listen so he should be sacked. The budget is the president's budget and the cabinet met to determine the E-levy rate. Is this a basis for Ofori-Atta to resign or be sacked?”