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The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has proposed the dismissal of the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta over the Agyapa Minerals Royalties deal.
According to the presidential Running Mate of the PPP, Mr Asamoah Siaw, Mr Ofori-Atta did engaged in “conflict of interest, bid rigging and violation of procurement rules” in his attempt to transfer Ghana’s mineral royalties into private hands under the guise of creating value for natural resources.
Mr Asamoah Siaw said this when he spoke to journalists in Accra Thursday, November 5, 2020.
He added that Mr Ofori-Atta did not act in good faith in negotiating for the Agyapa deal and therefore should be sacked by the President for abusing his position.
“The Office of the President and his executive approvals have been used to provide a semblance of legitimacy to the fraudulent deal found to be inconsistent with the national interest.”
“The President must not give us any impression to believe that he is compromised by families ties in dismissing the Finance Minister. He must not hide behind the smoke screen of Parliament to divert attention from his stinking Agyapa deal. The oath he swore to defend the constitution and the best interest of Ghana must be his top priority.”
“If the Finance Minister refuses to resign, the President must revoke his appointment. Given these recent corrupt happenings, our question is, is the Akufo-Addo administration and his trusted man, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta have the moral right to collapse the business of Ghanaian entrepreneurs.”