JUST IN: All NPP MPs now support Ofori-Atta’s sacking- Majority Leader

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Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader in Parliament has declared that the majority caucus is now in support of the calls for the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta to be sacked.

This comes after several Ghanaians including Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Majority side mounted pressure on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to sack Ken Ofori-Atta from office in light of the country’s current economic situation which has compelled the government to seek support from the IMF.

The NPP MPs said several efforts to have the government address the plights of their constituents about the ailing economy had proven futile and voiced their disquiet while demanding the head of the two Ministers.

The MPs are convinced that sacking Ofori-Atta and Adu Boahen will help restore confidence in Ghana’s economy.

Addressing the press on Thursday, November 3, 2022, Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu confirmed that a wealthy businessman approached the MPs to influence their decision.

“Even though the issue started with the group of 80 plus, the caucus meeting aligned with the position of that group, so it is no longer the cause of the 80 plus MPs. It is the agenda for the entire caucus and we are having some discussions on that,” he said.

Earlier, he revealed that he was informed a businessman came to Parliament to meet some members of the majority caucus on the matter to intervene for the dismissal of Ofori-Atta.

He said the businessman tried to influence the decision of the NPP MPs over their demands for Ofori-Atta’s sack.