Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, the trade minister, has resigned from the government, according to information that has reached the Opemsuo News desk.
According to numerous sources close to the ministry, he handed President Nana Akufo-Addo his letter of resignation on January 5, 2023, and the president verbally accepted it.
Uncertainty exists around whether the resignation was made to enable him to focus on his goal of succeeding as the next NPP Flagbearer come 2024 elections.
Alan Kyeremanten, the trade minister, has long harboured ambitions to run for the New Patriotic Party flag bearer (NPP) position.
In 2007, Mr Kyerematen ran for the NPP leadership and received 32.3% of the vote.
He came in second place behind Nana Akufo-Addo, who received 47.96% of the vote.
In his subsequent bids for the party’s leadership in 2010 and 2014, Mr Kyerematen came in second to Akufo-Addo, who had won the primary elections.
To replace departing Director-General Pascal Lamy, Ghana submitted Kyerematen for the position of WTO director-general in 2012, and the African Union supported his candidature (AU).
He did not, however, make the shortlist for the 2013 selection process.
Kyerematen was sworn in as Ghana’s Minister of Trade in 2017.
Source: Opemsuo.com/ Emmanuel Owusu Anti