Ghana, Politics

BREAKING: Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to resign

There is turmoil in the New Patriotic Party (NPP)-led administration as more and more appointees continue to hand over their resignation letters to the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.

Since the turn of the month, three top government appointees, including former Gender Minister, Ms. Otiko Djaba, Board Chairman of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST), Kwame Acheampong Kyei and Eastern Regional Deputy Minister, Mr. Joseph Tetteh have all resigned from their respective positions citing various ‘funny’ reasons for their resignation.

However information reaching your most credible news website Asembi.com indicates Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta would be resigning from his post any moment from now. The reason for his resignation is not immediately known but political analysts are linking it to the financing of the Free Senior High School which seems to be ‘dictated’ by the president, instead of the Finance Ministry.

Ken Ofori Attah
Ken Ofori Attah

The resignations of these government appointees are beginning to cause concern for the party hierarchy, even though they will not openly admit it.

According to some quarters in the party, Nana Addo is beginning lose control of his administration, a situation which has culminated in the resignation of top government appointees who no longer have the enthusiasm to work with the president.

While the party has taken steps to ensure there are no more resignations within the government, inside sources revealed to Asembi.com that there could be a few more resignations of top government appointees before the end of the year as Nana Addo’s popularity continues to wane.

Since assuming power some eighteen months ago, the Nana Addo-led administration has been hit by numerous corruption scandals which are gradually beginning to dent the president’s reputation as an anti-corruption crusader.

Dismissal of various CEOs and the Energy Minister is said to have created lot of factions in the party.

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