The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen has resigned from his position, sources close to the Minister have confirmed.
The Minister, according to the source, tendered his resignation letter to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, January 5, 2023.
What remains unclear is whether the resignation is linked to the Minister’s presidential ambition.
However, it is believed that the 67-year-old took the decision to enable him to focus on his presidential ambition, which began in 2007 when he attempted to lead the ruling New Patriotic Party into the 2008 general elections.
Popularly known as Alan Cash, Mr Kyerematen made other attempts at the party’s leadership in 2010 and 2014. But on both occasions, he placed second to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who emerged as the winner.
He has been championing the government’s flagship programme the “One District, One Factory” initiative since 2018, birthing about 170 factories across the country.
Under his Leadership as Trade Minister, Ghana has witnessed the production of local vehicles by global auto giants such as Suzuki, VW, Nissan, and Sino Trucks among others under the Automotive Development Policy.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD