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I’m the best man to turn around Ghana’s economy – Ken Ofori-Atta

Calls for his resignation or dismissal, Ofori-Atta claimed during a meeting with the Association of Ghana Industries, are unfounded.

He pleaded on Ghanaians to support him and the government in resolving the current economic crisis.

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“Nobody can honestly say we don’t understand what we are doing, because you have a Finance Minister who has gone through all the pains and aches,” I said. What resources do we have, how will we use them in our country, and how can we remain steadfast in the face of extreme adversity while yet projecting a sense of confidence?

Let me assure you that Ghana is still your best option. We can and should do it, Ofori-Atta stated.

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All NPP lawmakers that make up the majority caucus, according to majority leader and minister of parliamentary affairs Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, are now in favor of the finance minister’s resignation or dismissal.

Despite the fact that the matter was first raised by a group of more than 80 people, the caucus meeting supported their choice.

“As a result, the 80+ group’s cause is no longer the issue. It is the caucus’s overall agenda, he said.

Ghana is currently unable to pay its internal and external debts and is struggling to meet other financial obligations. Several international rating agencies have downgraded the economy, reducing investor confidence and leaving it in a junk state. The depreciation of the Ghana cedi against the United States dollar and other major trading currencies has led to prices of goods and services, including fuel and transport fares skyrocketing incessantly, making survival difficult for Ghanaians.

The administration is currently pinning its hopes on ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance in saving the faltering economy, including a $3 billion rescue fund, among other things.

President Akufo-Addo addressed the country on Sunday, October 30, outlining the steps his administration plans to take to revive the economy. However, many analysts and Ghanaians claim that the measures are not compelling.

In the meantime, the president’s and his finance minister’s resignation requests continue. The #FixTheCountry campaign and other concerned organizations plan to conduct a sizable protest against the government on Saturday, November 5.

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