Minority won’t back down on censure motion against Ofori-Atta – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has expressed disappointment at the u-turn of the Majority Caucus to support their call for the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, to be ousted.

The Minority filed a censure motion against the Finance Minister over allegations of conflict of interest, financial recklessness leading to the collapse of the Ghana Cedi and gross mismanagement of the economy among others.

Some New Patriotic Party Members of Parliament also called on the President to dismiss the Finance Minister due to the current economic hardships.

Until a meeting between the aggrieved lawmakers and leaders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) held on November 22 which a number of agreements were reached to allow Ofori-Atta to remain in office and read the budget, they had threatened to boycott the 2023 Budget presentation scheduled for Thursday, November 24.

Ken Ofori-Atta, Ghana’s Finance Minister

But national executives and the Council of Elders of the NPP on Tuesday stepped in to resolve the impasse between the NPP members of the Majority Caucus and the President over the MPs’ demands.

But speaking to the press, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said his side was bent on proceeding with the censure motion until the adhoc committee is done with its job and the report sent to the plenary, debated on and followed by a secret ballot.

“We are not abandoning our censorship motion, and we are in it for the long haul,” the Minority Leader told Journalists on Wednesday.



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