You have area boys, not the men – Muntaka jabs NPP MPs on economic challenges


Member of Parliament for Asawase Muntaka Mubarak has said the claim by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that they had the men to manage the economy was wrong.

He described the men in the NPP as ‘area boys’.

Contributing to a debate on the motion filed by the Minority to remove the Finance Minister from Office on Thursday November 10, he said “You had area boys not the men, because they cannot confront the problems that we have.”

During proceedings in the House, the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said that given the prevailing economic circumstances in the country, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must downsize his government immediately.

“The President must reduce the size of his government,” he said.

Justifying the motion to get the Finance Minister removed, he said President Akufo-Addo was not ready to sack the Minister.

Therefore, he appealed the Majority Members of Parliament to support the move by the Minority to achieve that.

Meanwhile, the NPP Members of Parliament who earlier called for the the removal of the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta have said that their position on the Minister is not the same as the position taken by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Member of Parliament for Effiduase/Asokore, Nana Ayew Afriyie said at a press conference in Parliament on Thursday November 10 that they believe that the Finance Minister’s confidence in managing the economic crisis is down hence, the should not be the one to present the 2023 budget statement.

That is different from the position of the NDC MPs who have impugned criminality against the Finance Minister.

“Their position is full of falsehoods, propaganda and their reasons are not justifiable,” he said.

He added “we are not going to support the cause of NDC in the chamber.”

The NPP in a statement directed its lawmakers not to join the Minority in Parliament to vote for the removal of Mr Ofori-Atta.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana


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