The New Patriotic Party NPP has cautioned the former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen to desist from unnecessarily attacking the Minister of Finance and concentrate on his parochial independent political activism
The members of the party in an interview said Alan Kyeremateng throughout his stay in the NPP as a minister of Trade and Industry and a cabinet Minister was also a member of the Economic Management Team EMT that was making decisions on how the economy should be managed and wondered why he would turn around to blame and attack the Finance minister.
“So why would he accuse the finance Minister when he himself was a member of the Economic Management team that was part of decision making on the management of Ghana’s Economy” a supporter of the party stated. It is obvious that in recent times the finance minister is working to turn things around and we have seen the positive signs of it and as a party we will continue to support the Finance Minister to achieve the set economic goals and also bring Ghana out of the post covid and geopolitical economic challenges.
“We must make it clear to Alan Kyerematen that the Finance Minister is not the one who takes decision on Ghana’s economy but the Economic Management Team. It is the Economic Management team that takes decisions on Ghana’s economy and the decisions are implemented by the Finance Minister. So why would he come and unnecessarily attack the Finance Minister.”, he added.
“If he wants to become an independent Presidential Candidate, he must concentrate on his dream and set that record which has never been attained in the political history of Ghana. After many years of benefitting from the NPP, serving as an ambassador and minister of trade and reaping all the associated benefits he decided to resign from the party and we want him to leave in peace and stop attacking the finance Minister. If he tries it we will come after him and respond with equal measure
It will be recalled that Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, in a statement on UTV on Monday questioned the confidence of Ofori-Atta in defending the decision, saying, “Did you hear from the Finance Minister, having the confidence to defend it?” This contrasts with comments made by Kyerematen in July when he was
campaigning to be the NPP’s flagbearer in the Greater Accra Region, stating that if Ghanaians had listened to him, the country wouldn’t have gone to the IMF.
“Where was Alan Kyerematen when the government decided to go to the IMF, what decision or suggestion did he give in support or otherwise. He was in government enjoying the largesse and pleasure whiles others were just working hard to turn things around. As a member of the economic management team he was never heard of making any impact to help turn the economy around, the group stated
“If he decides to go on that tangent it will not auger well for him since we would be forced to reply him in good measure, it added