We’ll not support Minority’s vote of censure, but #KenMustGo – Eugene Antwi

We will not support the Minority’s motion for a vote of censure for the removal of the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Member of Parliament for the Subin constituency in Kumasi, Eugene Boakye Antwi has said.
Rather, he says they want President Akufo-Addo to remove Mr Ofori-Atta and Charles Adu Boahen, a Minister of State at the Finance Ministry from office.

Mr Boakye Antwi is part of some MPs from the NPP majority side calling on President Akufo-Addo to remove Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister.

Already, he has indicated they will want the president to replace Mr Ofori-Atta with a parliamentarian.

Speaking in a radio interview monitored by Graphic Online on Accra based Citi FM, Mr Boakye Antwi said if Ken Ofori-Atta goes out as Finance Minister, “the president has a pool of competent people, experienced people in the House of Parliament that can easily replace Ken Ofori-Atta.

Give us replacement of Ken Ofori-Atta from Parliament – Subin MP Eugene Antwi
One way street

“It is a one way street now, the President must listen to MPs who are going to support his business in the House, or decide to stick with his cousin and then lose some of us, because what we’ve told the president is simple, if he will still pick Ken Ofori-Atta as minister of finance and Charles Adu Boahen, some of us, we are going to boycott government business in the House,” Mr Antwi said.

Eugene Antwi served as deputy Minister at the Works and Housing Ministry in President Akufo-Addo’s first term 2017 to January 2021. He was not retained as a deputy minister.

In the radio interview, he disagreed with a suggestion that he was peeved he was not retained as a deputy minister, hence his decision to support the call for Ken Ofori-Atta’s removed.

Attached below is a copy of the motion for vote of censure by the minority side

Read also: Sack Ken Ofori-Atta to restore hope in economy – 20 Majority MPs

Some Majority Members of Parliament on Tuesday asked President Akufo-Addo to remove Mr Ofori-Atta and the Minister of State at the ministry, Charles Adu Boahen, from office.

The move, the group said could help restore confidence in the Ghanaian economy.

Addressing the media in Parliament Tuesday morning, spokesperson for the group, Andy Appiah-Kubi, who is the NPP Member of Parliament for Asante Akim North said they will not do business with the government if the president fails to heed to their call.

He said members from their side will not participate in any government business including the budget hearing until their demands were met.

“The majority has expressed great concern about our economy and our attempts at reaching out to the president through his Ministers have failed.

“We are by this serving notice and indeed, notice is being served now that if the president fails to act, we will not do business with him,” he said.


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