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British-born Ghanaian Kwasi Kwarteng sacked as Finance Minister in the UK

According to the BBC, Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng, a British Conservative Party official with Ghanaian ancestry who was appointed as the UK’s Minister of Finance, has been fired.

He was fired following rumors that Liz Truss, the British prime minister, would announce a U-turn on several aspects of the mini-budget.

The second-shortest-serving UK chancellor in history is Kwarteng.

Kwarteng abruptly ended a meeting with foreign finance ministers in Washington, DC, and took a flight back to the UK for urgent meetings with Truss this morning.

Kwarteng previously held the position of Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy before being named the Finance Minister.

Kwarteng was born in East London’s Waltham Forest in May 1975 to Ghanaian parents who had lived in the UK for ten years.

He had previously been the department’s Minister of State.

Since 2010, he has represented Spelthorne, Surrey, in South-East England as an MP.

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