President Nana Akufo Addo has reacted to the resignation of Alan Kyeremanten, Minister of Trade and Industries.
In letter dated, 6th January, 2022 and signed by Eugene Arhin, President Akufo Addo revealed that he accepts the resignation of the Honourable Minister. President Akufo Addo thanked Alan Kyeremanten for his services to his government and to the country. He also wished him well in his future endeavors.
Ken Ofori Atta is the current caretaker of the Ministry of Trade and Industries, pending the appointment of a new Minister.
This comes after the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen tendered in his resignation from government. Mr Kyerematen is said to have tendered in his resignation on Thursday, January 5 to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mr Kyerematen has, in the past, contested the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearership race, losing on all occasions to Nana Akufo-Addo.
In 2007, he had to concede defeat, preventing a third round of voting at the University of Ghana, Legon, where the infamous 17 candidates including then Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama contested the race.
Mr Kyerematen’s fortunes have since dwindled as his votes keep reducing at each attempt, failing to contest at all when nominations closed in 2020.
The former Ghana Ambassador to the US is, however, tipped to return to the race and begin his campaign for the primaries later this year as the ruling party is set to nominate a new candidate for the 2024 polls. President Akufo-Addo finishes his mandatory eight-year term.
Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will be his greatest rival as many party big wigs have tipped him to be the new face for the NPP on the ballot paper.
However, the likes of Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and Kwabena Agyei Agyepong have declared intentions to contest the 2023 presidential primaries. On the fringes are former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko and former Mampong lawmaker Francis Addai Nimoh.