Despite heavy clamour from Ghanaians, minority and majority MPs in Parliament, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta is not getting fired anytime soon.
According to Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, a former NPP MP, Ofori-Atta is never losing his job because the President doesn’t believe he’s done a bad job.
Speaking in an interview on Adom TV, he said the President would not sack Ofori-Atta and the Finance Minister would also not resign hence people should get used to the fact that he’s staying.
“The president says Ken is doing a fantastic job. He says he is doing an excellent job. He also never said he would fire him (Ofori-Atta) during the revolt by the NPP MPs, he told them to let him finish the IMF negotiations so that they could revisit the issue.
“… He (Ofori-Atta) is not going anywhere. He is not going to resign; why should he resign? The guy is doing an excellent job, according to the president.
“The finance minister represents the president. The other time I held one of the MPs saying that they told Ofori-Atta to reduce the E-Levy to 1.5 percent but he did not listen so he should be sacked. The budget is the president’s budget and the cabinet met to determine the E-levy rate. Is this a basis for Ofori-Atta to resign or be sacked,” he said in Twi.