Samuel Atta Akyea, the Member of Parliament for Akim Abuakwa South, has added his voice to the mounting calls for Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to step down from his position. This comes in the wake of prolonged economic challenges facing the nation, with critics pointing fingers at Ofori-Atta for the fiscal difficulties.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been particularly vocal in demanding Ofori-Atta’s resignation, holding him responsible for the ongoing economic woes.
During an interview with Citi TV’s Umaru Sanda on Tuesday, January 16, the legislator stressed the need for the Finance Minister to engage in self-reflection for the sake of both his personal well-being and the interests of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Atta Akyea highlighted the concerning aspect of a growing chorus calling for Ofori-Atta to step down, stating, “For me, what is very frightening is the fact that you have a whole army of people saying look you’ve had enough…I think that that could be a way for him to relax. Look at all the burdens on one man. So it is his individual decision to make as to whether he should go or he should continue.”
Going a step further, Atta-Akyea suggested that Ofori-Atta’s resignation might contribute to a more stable political environment for both the government and the nation.
“He should look at himself and look at all the troubles that everybody believes that I mean when he is not there then the nation will have peace. If that is what is the thinking of the people, I will advise myself. He should save himself and save the government and have his peace because he needs it, a man cannot be troubled in the manner in which he has been troubled,” said Atta Akyea.