"Sack Ken Ofori Atta And Bawumia Over Ghana’s Economic Woes" - Sammy Gyamfi To Akufo Addo


The current untold hardship being experienced by Ghanaians coupled with gross mismanagement of the economy by the Akufo Addo/Bawumia government has triggered an outburst from the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).


The National Communications Officer Mr. Sammy Gyamfi who addressed a news Conference in Accra on Wednesday called for the dismissal of the Finance Minister Mr. Ken Ofori Atta and the removal of the Vice President as head of the economic management team.


"First on this list is without doubt the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta who has proven to be an unmitigated disaster when it comes to economic management. President Akufo-Addo’s cousin has run down our economy through excessive borrowings that his personal company Databank profits from"


"Today, his name scares away investors and evokes a feeling of insecurity for every Ghanaian. Ken Ofori-Atta has become like stale water in a bottle and the earlier President Akufo-Addo fire his underperforming cousin, the better for the economy and all of us. As the venerable former President Mahama recently said, regardless of our running to the IMF, the only way to begin the process of rebuilding, if we are to get any good deal from the IMF is to sack Ken Ofori-Atta immediately and appoint a fresh, able hand in his stead to lead the IMF negotiations"


"The next important thing for President Akufo-Addo to do is to relieve his jocular Vice President, Alhaji Bawumia from his position as head of the Economic Management Team. The once so-called “solid economic management team” has now been reduced to a gaseous team who have deserted their roles are no where to be found in these difficult and critical times . It is about time our tired, clueless and incompetent Vice President is finally relieved for new ideas and competent hands to take over and steer the Economic Management Team at this time of unspeakable hardships”, he fumed.


He added that cost of living today is unbearable, leading to many individuals and households going hungry, broken marriages and many falling further below the poverty line.


He stressed that cost of doing business has gone off the roof, leading to the suffocation of many businesses.


On fuel hikes, the NDC Communications Officer stressed that fuel price hikes today have become a frequent occurrence, with prices going up at the pumps sometimes twice or three times a week.


He added “ this phenomenon has largely been occasioned by the continuous depreciation of our national currency, the Ghana Cedi under the watch of the NPP’s self-professed Economic wizard now turned comical IT champion, Alhaji Bawumia”.


Mr. Gyamfi later called for the scrapping of taxes which are further burdening Ghanaians including the fuel taxes, the Sanitation levy (Borla tax) and special petroleum tax (SPT).


The rest are New Energy Sector levies Price stabilization and recovery levy, Covid-19 levy and E-levy.


The NDC firebrand later accused Akufo Addo of messing up the country and called on him to heed to calls by Ghanaians to sack the Finance Minister and relieving Bawumia of his post as head of economic management team.


Story by: Think News Desk Report


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