Ghana's International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme may drag on till May, says former Deputy Minister for Works and Housing and Member of Parliament for Subin constituency, Hon. Eugene Boakye Antwi.
This follows government inability to met the IMF board approval to secure the $3 billion facility to restore the ailing economy.
Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, Hon. Boakye Antwi said it is time Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is dismissed.
"We will take the President for his word and allow the negotiations to end by May, but we still want the Finance Minister to go and that nobody can silence us. The party belongs to us and we will not allow ourselves to be cowed into submission when things are not going on right in this country," he said.
He further stated that Ghanaians are reeling under hardship which also affects Members of Parliament who are burdened by the needs of their constituents. "The Finance Minister must go to pave the way for fresh minds who can help settle the economy from further collapse," he added.
Meanwhile, the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, is expected to arrive in China on today Wednesday for debt negotiations. He is leading a high-level government delegation for bilateral talks on debt restructuring and financing assurances on Thursday and Friday.
He is accompanied by other government officials and technical teams from the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.