The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called President Akufo-Addo to relieve Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta from their posts.
According to the main opposition party, the underperformance of the duo has led to the mismanagement of the economy.
It added that the reckless spending, excessive borrowing and crass economic mismanagement by the Bawumia-led Economic Management team are other factors.
The NDC thus described the Finance Minister as “stale water in a bottle” and Dr Bawumia as being “jocular”.
The NDC made the call at a press conference on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, held under the theme “ever-worsening living conditions of the Ghanaian people and the insensitive handling of same by the duty bearers of our country,” which has led the country to seek bailout at the IMF.
Addressing the media, the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi said the economic hardships under the NPP government are “unprecedented in their scale and unbearable in their impact.”
He thus suggested that the President considers sacking the two heads of the country’s economic management team for failing Ghanaians.
“First on the list is, without doubt, Ken Ofori-Atta, who has proven to be unmitigated disaster when it comes to economic management.
“President Akufo-Addo’s cousin has run down our economy through expensive borrowings but his personal company data bank profits from,” he alleged.
Sammy Gyamfi added that “The once so-called solid Economic Management Team has now become a gracious team who have deserted their roles and are nowhere to be found in these difficult and critical times.
“It is about time our tired, clueless, incompetent and comical 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.”