The vice-presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party, Mr Kofi Asamoah-Siaw, has said Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, must resign from his position or be removed from office by the President.
According to him, the Finance Minister used his office to his benefit in the negotiation of the Agyapa Royalty deal as a shareholder of Databank.
Mr Asamoah-Siaw commended Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu for the due diligence done in exposing the rot and the conflict of interest cited in the whole Agyapa Royalty deal.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, 5 November 2020, Mr Siaw said: “There is no need to give our Mineral Royalties to a foreign company through some complex and dubious deal and turn around to the capital market to borrow at an expensive interest rate for development”.
He further called on President Akufo-Addo to sack the finance minister, if he is, indeed, committed to fighting corruption.
Meanwhile, Mr Asamoah-Siaw has said if voted into power in the upcoming December polls, the PPP will carry out many reforms including removing ministers from parliament, electing Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and creating the office of the independent prosecutor to expose all corrupt practices of government.
He also added that the Right To Information bill will be implemented with a sense of urgency for the purposes of transparency in government duties.