President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is bereft of ideas in how to govern the country, a private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu has said. He says the President must also leave office after the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry Charles Adu Boahen have exited
Mr Kpebu said he was pleasantly surprised by the press conference held by some Members of Parliament on the side of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) who called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to sack his Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry Charles Adu Boahen. He said this is an indication that the lawmakers are listening to concerns being raised by Ghanaians.
Mr Kpebu who earlier called for the impeachment of the President following the economic challenges, while speaking on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday, October 23, told Eric Mawuena Egbeta on the Midday news on 3FM Tuesday, October 25, “I was pleasantly surprised, that also means that they are listening.
“You see how on Saturday we spoke truth to power on Key Points and it resounded with Ghanaians, of course, other people had made this call over and over, it means the Parliamentarians are listening, God bless them. That is the honour we were referring to on the Key Points.”
He added “It means Ghana will work again, Ofori-Atta just has to go quickly and Adu Boahen, don’t waste time. When they are gone the next thing is the President, the President just has to go. Nana Addo is bereft of ideas, he has to go and Ghana will work again. The international community will be willing to do something to help us when there is fresh ideas.”
The Majority caucus in Parliament have threatened to boycott the presentation and debate on the 2023 budget statement if President Akufo-Addo does not remove Mr Ofori-Atta and Adu Boahen.
The NPP MPs believe that the prevailing economic situation in the country does not make it right for the two gentlemen to remain in office hence the President must ask them to go.
Addressing a press conference in Parliament on Tuesday, October 25, a lawmaker for Asante Akyem North, Andy Appiah Kubi said “We are unhappy with the developments in the country, we consulted our constituents who also expressed the same sentiments.
“We want the President to remove Ken Ofori and Chares Adu Boahen.
“We are by this medium communicating our strong desire that the President changes the Minister of Finance and the Minister of State in the Finance Ministry without further delay.
“We want to serve notice, and notice is hereby served that until such persons as aforementioned are made to resign or removed from office, we members of the Majority Caucus here in Parliament will not participate in any business of Government by or, for the president by any other Minster.
“We hope that those of us in the back bench and members of the Majority caucus will abide by this prayer.
“We are saying that if our request is not responded to positively, we will not be present for the budget hearing neither will we participate in the debate.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana