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Alan says goodbye to Trade Ministry and CEOs

Alan Kyerematen resigned on Thursday (5 January) after meeting with President Akufo-Addo to inform him personally of his decision to leave office

Alan Kyerematen has wrapped up his work at the Ministry of Trade and Industry barely a week after resigning, having met with chief executive officers and their chairs of boards on Tuesday (10 January 2023) in Accra.

Kyerematen used the occasion to thank the top officials of agencies under the ministry for their hard and fruitful work during his tenure as minister.

He urged them to continue the good work and support other officials of the ministry to realise the vision of President Akufo-Addo.

The appointees and board chairs took turns to thank Kyerematen and wish him well in his next endeavour.

“I wish you well” – Akufo-Addo to Alan

On Friday President Akufo-Addo accepted the resignation from office of the Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen.

Kyerematen resigned on Thursday (5 January) after meeting the president to inform him personally of his decision to leave office.

President Akufo-Addo thanked Kyerematen for his service to the government and the country and wished him well in his future endeavours, a statement issued by the Office of the president said.

“The president has asked the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, to act as caretaker minister at the Ministry of Trade and Industry until a substantive appointment is made,” said the director of communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, in the statement issued on Friday.

Below is the full statement:

Long overdue

Speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (6 January), the pollster Ben Ephson said Kyerematen’s resignation was long overdue.

“I can confirm that it’s true,” Ephson said. “It’s been too long in coming.

We should expect a reshuffle in the coming weeks. By Tuesday or Wednesday it will be clear.”

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