Monday, 15 April

NPP group wants Ken Ofori-Atta's appointment withdrawn

Ken Ofori-Atta

The Alliance for Footsoldiers Advocacy (AFFA), a volunteer group of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has issued a call for the government to withdraw the appointment of Ken Ofori-Atta as the Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy for International Finance and Private Sector Investments.

AFFA, in a statement, argued that Mr Ken Ofori-Atta is the only Finance Minister in the Fourth Republic who has faced public condemnation for his handling of the economy. 

The group expressed concerns that appointing him to a new position amid the current economic challenges sends the wrong message to the Ghanaian electorate.

The statement from AFFA highlights the dissatisfaction among a segment of the population regarding Mr Ofori-Atta's past performance as Finance Minister.

The statement suggests that these sentiments are significant enough to warrant a reconsideration of his new appointment.

Below is the full statement:

Source: Mensah