Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has called for the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, to resign of his own volition rather than waiting for the President to fire him.
According to Pratt, he wishes Ofori-Atta would do the honourable thing amidst a flurry of calls for his removal, some from within his own party.
His comments come after over 80 majority members of Parliament called for the Finance Minister to be fired by the President to restore confidence in the economy.
Speaking on Peace Fm’s Morning Show, Kokrokoo, Kwesi Pratt Jnr called for the minister to do the needful.
“I wish Ken Ofori-Atta had resigned . . . I wish he wouldn’t wait for the President to tell him to leave before he does,” he emphasized.
Previously, Kwesi Pratt Jnr had called out the hypocrisy of the majority in Parliament for targeting the Finance Minister as the panacea to Ghana’s ills.
Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana, Pratt said since the NPP had told us ad nauseam that the issue with our economy is the Russia/Ukraine war, removing Ofori-Atta is not exactly going to solve that issue.
“Now we have a situation where the so-called majority caucus has come to the realisation that our economy is not doing well. That the economy is not doing well partly, as a result of the incompetence of the managers of the economy. Now the singsong we have been hearing all this while is that the real cause of the problem is the Russia/Ukraine war,” Pratt Jnr said.
He continued: “Now I’m sitting here and I’m wondering how Ken Ofori-Atta and Charles Adu Boahen are responsible for the Russian/Ukrainian war. If the Russian/Ukrainian war is the main reason why we are here, why call for the removal of Ken Ofori-Atta and Charles Adu Boahen who have nothing to do with the Russian/Ukrainian war?”