Members of United Cadres Front (UCF) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of Krobo in the Eastern Region have registered their displeasure at persons calling for the dismissal of Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Seth Tekper.
The Communications Director of the NDC in the Central Region, Allotey Jacobs has been advocating for Mr. Tekper’s dismissal because he has shown all indications he is incapable of managing the affairs of his Ministry.
Speaking to Citi News, the president of the UCF of Kroboland, Kwame Awuley Mensah said: “We don’t expect someone like Allotey Jacobs and Bature who hold certain positions in the NDC party just to come out and then attack a personality who is also helping to solve the problems of the nation.”
The group in an earlier press statement recalled that “on Tuesday, March 28, and Wednesday, March 29, 2014, Adom FM, Citi FM and Peace FM aired news items attributed to Mr Allotey-Jacobs and Alhaji Bature, for having called on the President to sack the Finance Minister, with the excuse that he was not capable of handling the Ghanaian economy. The same news item appeared in the Daily Guide newspaper on Friday, May 2, 2014.”
Not too long ago, President Mahama himself came out publicly to admit to Ghanaians that pressure was mounting on him to sack the Finance Minister.
Kwame Awuley Mensah also described the Minister as “an industrious son of the Kroboland, and we won’t watch them drag his name into the mad.”
According to Mr. Mensah, the group also finds it inappropriate the description given the finance Minister saying, “our main concern is that at least, if anything at all, they can contact the economic team, have audience with them and talk about it nicely rather than going to the radio stations to chastise the minister to the extent of calling him Judas in the NDC party.”
He urged those who have made such utterances to apologize to the Minister especially, “Allotey Jacobs and Bature to first render an apology to Seth Terkper and the economic team should call him to book.”
According to him, the two men “should find out about the policy; why certain things are going on so that in future if they want to go to radio stations and other things to talk about an issue that will go a long way to determine the economic future of this country. At least they should know how to go about it, get the facts before they go to talk.”
By: Magdalene Larnyoh/citifmonline.com/Ghana