Rumours of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta resigning debunked

Rumours of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta resigning from his position has been debunked by the the Finance Ministry.

It follows reports from some news outlets that the action took place after a meeting with President Akufo-Addo.

About 80 Members of Parliament from the majority side yesterday October 25, 2022, demanded the resignation of Mr. Ofori-Atta, saying, he has failed to live up to expectations for worsening the economic situation in the country.

But the Finance Ministry said that the public should disregard the resignation rumors.

The Ministry said “It is Ofori-Atta’s diligence and credibility that has engendered so much goodwill towards Ghana by our bilateral partners; and caused the IMF to fast-track our Programme negotiations. Indeed we are on course, working round the clock, and have spent all of today [October 25, 2022] at Jubilee House, engaging various stakeholders on our economic recovery”,.

“We are in this together and we will surely overcome. The Ministry of Finance assures all Ghanaians that things will improve very soon”, they added.

Meanwhile, the Finance Minister would continue with the on-going stakeholder engagement seeking more inputs on the current discussions with the IMF for an Economic programme.

He’s expected to meet leadership of market women in Accra, Ghana Employers Association and the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC).