President Akufo-Addo has asked Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to act as the Trade and Industry Minister following the resignation of Alan Kyerematen.
Alan Kyerematen resigned from his position in the Akufo-Addo-led government on Thursday, January 5 after tendering his letter to the President.
According to a statement dated January 6 and signed by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, Ken Ofori-Atta will act as Trade and Industry Minister until a substantive appointment is made.
It has since been unknown as to why Alan Kyerematen otherwise known as Alan Cash resigned from his position but he has long been rumoured to be nursing the ambition to contest the flagbearership slot of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
But it’s unknown whether the resignation is connected to his ambition of becoming the flagbearer of the NPP for the 2024 general elections.
Alan Kyerematen made an attempt at the leadership of the New Patriotic Party in 2007, capturing 32.3% of votes cast. He was first runner-up to Nana Akufo-Addo who gained 47.96% of votes cast.
He made other attempts at the party’s leadership in 2010 and 2014 but placed second to Akufo-Addo, who won the primaries.