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Majority MPs calls on Akufo-Addo to sack Ken Ofori-Atta now

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A number of members of parliament in the NPP caucus are demanding the sacking of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta from office now to help restore confidence in the  economy.

The group said it will not do business with government if the president fails to heed to their call.

Spokesperson, Andy Appiah-Kubi, NPP Member of Parliament for Asante Akim North constituency told a press conference at Parliament House on Tuesday that members of the majority will not participate in any government business including the budget hearing until their demands were met.

They also want the Minister of State in charge of Finance at the Office of the President to be subjected to a similar fate.

“The recent development within the economy is of major concern to our caucus and our constituents. We have made our grave concern to our president through the parliamentary leadership and the leadership of the party without any positive response.”

“We are by this medium communicating our strong desire that the president changes the Minister of Finance and the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry without further delay in order to restore hope into the financial sector and reserve the downward trend in the growth of the economy.”

The development comes amid a worsening economic downturn in the country as the Ministry looks to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a crucial bailout.