Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko, a former energy minister, has spoken openly about his relationship with President Nana Addo Dankwa AkufoAddo after she was sacked by the president over some negotiations. in connection with the energy business of Africa Middle East Resources Investment (AMERI).
Agyarko, who was sacked after 17 months in office, stated that he could not voluntarily resign from his ministerial post due to his excellent relationship with the president and his passion for doing his best to serve his nation. He said he was also determined to ensure that President Nana Addo Dankwa AkufoAddo succeeds in his tenure, which is why he was blinded by many things that went wrong in the government.
He stressed that for more than twenty years he worked at the Bank of New York, and he always had his
resignation letter in his pocket, making it easy for him to leave at any time, but it wasn’t that long so he served as Minister of State.
“My dad told me something that the day you accept a job or appointment, you have to write your resignation the same day. Be manly enough to walk away from any situation that doesn’t feel right to you. I can tell you [During] twenty-five years at the Bank of New York, I carried my resignation letter in my briefcase every day.
The moment I entered the government, I was ready to leave at any moment,” Boakye Agyarko said on Asempa fm Ekosii Sen. on Monday, 06/20. When asked why he did not resign voluntarily and had to wait to be fired, he explained that the details of his waiting until his discharge could be found in another conversation.
“People will tell you that the intention to leave the government was right from the start. Sometimes things get in the way; passion to serve their country; My loyalty to Akufo Addo to see him succeed blinded me to a lot of things and as hopeful as people are you keep going until there comes a point where you either leave or get fired.
“For me, resignation is nothing. If you live in American culture, shooting is the norm. During my vice presidency at the Bank of New York, I had to lay off more than 300 to 400 employees; It’s a difficult thing, but it’s important. So I take it as someone gave you a job, no matter what the reason, the person gets their job back, and you as an employee have to be ready,” Agyarko said.
When asked again if he would accept another post in Akufo Addo-led government, he replied: “I’m pursuing my own presidential ambitions, which many people have fought for from the start. I won’t leave him to do anything.” something else. Look, I’m focused on what I need to do for myself and for my nation.
That’s my approach. If you serve with all your might and the person doesn’t appreciate it, move on.”If I can’t give something 100 percent, I don’t give it. My father taught me once again that half measures are never done well. As I focus on this [presidential candidacy], let me give 100 percent.
Whatever I do in life, I am 100 percent committed to not having a lukewarm attitude. Am I not worthy of being the standard-bearer of the PNP? asked he.
In August 2018, Boakye Agyarko was sacked by President AkufoAddo after it was revealed that AMERI’s renegotiated deal was riddled with corruption. John Peter Amewu, who will act temporarily as Minister of Energy pending a significant appointment.
“The President wishes Mr. Boakye Agyarko the best in his future endeavours,” was included in the letter issued to sack Boakye Agyarko. With President AkufoAddo ending his second four-year term in 2024, many are lacing up to compete in the upcoming NPP presidential primary.
In addition to Boakye Agyarko, Industry and Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen, Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Vice President Dr. Prepare Mahamudu Bawumia to formally announce their candidacy for leadership of the NPP in the next elections.