Embattled Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has assured the Association of Ghana Industries that Ghana remains the best destination for business.
He said, he is confident Ghana fortunes will be great and calls on industry players to support the Ghanaian growth.
Speaking at a meeting with the Association of Ghana Industries, Ken Ofori-Atta said even in this difficult circumstances, Ghana is the best bet for business.
“Let me assure you all that your best bet is still Ghana; we can do it, and we should do it,” the embattled Finance Minister said.
The Finance Minister also rejected calls by some Ghanaians for his dismissal including some Members of Parliament over his competence to manage the country’s finances.
“Let me assure you that you have a Finance Minister who has gone through all the pains and the aches, and nobody can really say we don’t understand what we are doing. The question is what resources do we have and how are we going to deploy them in the nation that we have and how do we stand firm in very difficult circumstances but being very confident?”
Mr Ofori-Atta has been under intense pressure from parliamentarians within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Ghanaians in general to leave his post for mismanaging the economy.
Confirming the mounting pressure on the Finance Minister, the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu on Thursday disclosed that all the MPs in the New Patriotic Party Caucus in Parliament want the Finance Minister out of office.
After a recent meeting, the Suame MP said the whole caucus now supports calls for the Finance Minister to resign or be sacked.
“Even though the issue started with a group of 80-plus, the caucus meeting aligned with the decision of that group.”
“So it is no longer the cause of the 80-plus group. It is the agenda for the entire caucus,” Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said to journalists in Parliament.