Ghanaian merchants suffered under his tenure as minister, Alan said resignedly.

The Coalition of National Youth Organizers accuses Trade Minister John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, who resigned, of leaving the ministry in a mess.

Convention People’s Party (CPP) national youth organizer Kofi Acquah, who is the general secretary, noted in a statement that Mr. Kyeremanten since taking office as minister and his recent resignation put the Ghanaian trader in a worse situation than before.

The coalition says that while it believes Mr Kyeremanten’s resignation is long overdue, they are concerned about the mess he has left behind and the incompetent manner of his resignation.

“We want to state categorically that Mr. Kyeremanten did not protect or create opportunities for the Ghanaian trader as his mandate suggested”

“The Ghana trader is not only struggling in the international business space, but also in the domestic business space. The Ghanaian market has been invaded and dominated by foreigners. Once again, there is no fluid and orderly trade in the internal space with scandalous disparities in the prices of basic products that affect even basic products”, they lamented.

They claim that Ghana’s inflation stood at 12.37% in 2017 when Alan Kyerementeng took over as Trade Minister, yet under his tenure the inflation rate shot up to 50.3% in November of 2022.

The coalition questions what they say was his mishandling of the ministry.

“How can a competent trade minister quit his job in the middle of a crisis without fixing the mess?”

They are also calling him to account for the District 1 Factory 1 agenda being scrutinized by this government at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

“We, the Coalition of National Youth Organizers, expected Mr. Alan Kyeremengeng to elaborate on the status of the Single District, a factory heavily invested in by the Ghanaian taxpayer.”

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