The Majority Caucus in Parliament has accepted President Akufo-Addo’s appeal to let the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, and Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Charles Adu Boahen, remain in office till after the IMF negotiation is concluded.

A statement issued by the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, said the Minister of Finance will stay “until the conclusion of the round of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the presentation of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy in November, 2022 and the subsequent passage of the Appropriation Bill after which time the demand will be acted upon.”

The Majority caucus in Parliament had called for the immediate removal of Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister and the Minister of State at the Ministry Charles Adu Boahen.

According to the New Patriotic Party(NPP) MPs, the removal of the duo is the only way to restore confidence in Ghana’s tattered economy.

Addressing the media in an unceremonious manner the NPP MPs led by Asante Akyem North MP and former deputy minister for Railways Development, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi disclosed a number of petitions have already been sent to President Akufo-Addo over the poor performance of his finance minister demanding action but to no avail.

According to him, the majority will boycott any government business including approval of the 2023 budget if the President fails to heed their demand.

“Notice is hereby served that until such persons as aforementioned are made to resign or removed from office, we members of the Majority caucus here in parliament will not participate in any business of government by or for the President [or] by any other minister,” he explained.