Parliament of Ghana has today given an approval to Mr Ken Ofori-Atta as a substantive minister for finance, following the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo’s nomination for the position.
Commenting on the committee’s report, the minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu supported the approval of Mr Ken Ofori-Atta but made some remarks that, even though, Mr Ofori-Atta received a committee’s approval by consensus but does not mean that, the minority is satisfied with his performance as a finance minister.
Mr Haruna said, receiving that approval means that, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta should go and face his own poor performance and mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy for the last four years.
Also, Mr Ofori-Atta should go and bear the consequences of failing to reconcile his fiscal data, for not providing enough details of how much the Bank of Ghana finance the government of Ghana in the 2020 period.
Mr Haruna Iddrisu concluded by demanding more information on these matters because, the minority believes that, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta is in breach of the law, breach of the Bank of Ghana Act, in breach of Fiscal responsibility Act and in breach of Public financial management Act.
But the Hon Majority leader and leader of government business, Mr Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu responded to claims of the minority leader that, with the concerns raised , GRA contracts, the Public Interest Accountability Reconcilation Committee (PIAC) and finally the Public Procurement Authority, the minority leader can channel all his issues appropriate quarters for the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to appear and answer all concerns.
Finally, the first deputy Speaker of Parliament Joseph Osei Owusu who was in the seat posed the question, for those in favour to vote in voice YES or otherwise.
The House in voice voting voted YES in approving Mr Ken Ofori-Atta as a substantive minister for finance.