A political scientist with the University of Ghana has commended the resigned Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanten for his action.
Speaking in an interview on Joy FM’s Midday News on Friday, Dr Asah Asante said Mr Kyerematen’s move is a good one.
This, according to him, will enable the Minister to focus on his political ambition.
“It is right for the Minister because he wants to first of all have political space to operate. And also, he wants to be faithful to his government by not undermining the work of government while he has his eyes on this position and still occupying office, his attention will be divided. So if he has taken this decision to hop out so a new person comes in to continue from where he is leaving off and that is a good one,” he told Blessed Sogah.
The Trade Minister, Mr Alan Kyerematen on Thursday, January 5, 2023, tendered his resignation letter to President Akufo-Addo.
Although there have been persistent rumors that the Minister intends to run as the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, it is unclear if his resignation is to meet that purpose.
The political scientist further advised other ministers to also follow suit.
According to him, if they vacate their positions to concentrate on their political ambitions, it will pave way for others to fill the vacuum.
“Straight away because you don’t waste everybody’s time by being there, one would expect that you are working but here you are, you are doing other things – campaigning underground and all that,” he said.
Meanwhile, former Communications Minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah has described the resignation of Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen, as ‘too late’.
Reacting to the news of the Minister’s resignation, the former NDC appointee said the move is behind time, given that Mr Kyerematen has already contributed to the deterioration of Ghana’s economy.
According to him, Alan and other members of the country’s Economic Management Team have collectively sunk the country, hence it is too late for him to exit the scene.
He, therefore, charged the Minister to rather stay at post and apologise to Ghanaians for the harm caused.
“Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen it’s tooooooooooooooo laaaaaaaaaaattttte, just toooooooo laaaaaaaaaaattttte to resign from this sinking ship.
“This NPP government is in its 7th year, and you’ve been part of the “SOLID TEAM” that has mismanaged the economy.
“Embrace the responsibilities and apologise to Ghanaians for collectively failing us: as a government and as an Economic (mis)Management Team”, portions of his Facebook post on Friday read.
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