20th June 2024

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Mr Kofi Asamoah Siaw, has called on President Akufo-Addo to dismiss his cousin, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, for abusing his position as the Finance Minister for personal gains.

“The office of the President and the Executive approval have been used to provide a semblance of legitimacy to a fraudulent deal found to be inconsistent with the national interest. The President must not give us an impression to believe that he is compromised by familiar ties such that, he cannot dismiss the Finance Minister.”

“He must not hide behind the small screen of Parliament to divert attention from the stinker Agyapa deal. The oath he swore to defend the constitution and the best interest of Ghanaians must be his top priority. If the Finance Minister refuses to resign then the President must revoke his appointment,” he added.

“With the recent corrupt happenings, does the Akufo-Addo administration and the trusted Finance Minister have the moral right to collapse businesses of Ghanaian entrepreneurs?” he queried

This call follows the corruption risk assessment conducted by the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu, on the Agyapa Royalties agreement which somewhat indicted officials of the Ministry.

Mr Amidu in his corruption risk assessment report among other things accused the Finance Ministry of awarding the transaction advisors deal to “surrogates” of the Ministry.

He further disclosed that the selection and appointment of advisors for the agreement did not meet the “fundamentals of probity, transparency, and accountability.”

Mr. Amidu argued that consultations over the deal were not also comprehensive.

Credit: Citi Newsroom

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