The outgoing Minister for Trade and Industry and aspiring NPP Flagbearer, Alan Kyeremanten has expressed his gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for the opportunity granted him to to serve and for graciously accepting his resignation as Cabinet Minister responsible for Trade and Industry, effective 16th January, 2023.
In a short facebook post, Mr. Kyeremanten also stated that he sincerely appreciates the support from his family, colleagues, his party the NPP, the international community, and the general public during his tenure as a Minister.
He concludes by indicating that he will be addressing the Ghanaian people in the next few days.
Mr. Kyeremanten on Thursday personally informed the President of his decision to resign and followed it up with the resignation letter.
In a press release yesterday Friday, Director of Communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said the president has accepted Mr. Kyeremanten’s resignation and thanked him for his services to his government and the country and wished him well in his future endeavors.
The president subsequently asked the embattled Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta to act as Minister for Trade and Industry until a substantive minister is appointed.
Though he did not give any reason for his resignation, it is widely believed that it is to enable him to have more time to focus on his campaign for his bid to become the Presidential Candidate of the NPP.
He faces a stiff challenge from Vice President Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia and a few others.
The party is yet to fix a date for the primaries.