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Akufo-Addo Supports Ofori-Atta: “This Same Finance Minister You Want Sacked Took Us Out Of IMF. He Hasn’t Changed”

Once more, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo defended the work of his ministers, stating he would only change when he was certain they were “underperforming.”

Many people have urged the President to replace his appointees, particularly Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, but he has claimed that there is no need for a shakeup.

The President who is on a two-day tour of the Central Region said, “It is not that I am not listening to what people are saying. Public opinion is very important in our democracy but at the end of the day, I must make the judgement on whether some people should go”.

“This same Finance Minister people are calling for his head today is the very man who took us out of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme very successfully and helped us produce the 7.5 percent growth rate that we had before the COVID. People have forgotten that today because of the difficulty that we are having.”

“ . . he is the same figure, he hasn’t changed and I believe that he has the same determination to work to bring us out of this present state as he showed at the beginning of our government,” he stated.

On Friday, President Akufo-Addo turned the first sod at Papaase for the construction of the 16-kilometer Kasoa-Bawjiase road, which is expected to cost GHC 93.9 million and be finished in 2024.

He also inspected the Agenda 111 project in Gomoa Afransi, which is in the Gomoa Central constituency, and launched a factory producing gas cylinders in Chochoe and a facility producing lubricants in the Gomoa East District at Fetteh.

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