The Parliamentary Ad-hoc Committee hearing the censure motion against embattled Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will resume sitting today.

This comes after the suspension of proceedings for a day. 

North Tongu MP and committee member, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, announced this in a social media post.

The lawmaker revealed officials of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) are expected to appear before it. 

Censure motion hearing: PIAC, GNPC to face committee today

The eight-member Committee began its work on Tuesday, with proponents; Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu and Ajumako-Essiam MP, Cassiel Ato Forson adducing evidence for their motion. 

Mr Ofori-Atta on the first day appeared before the committee with NPP stalwart Gabby Otchere-Darko as his lawyer.

However, ‘chaos’ characterised the process which was expected to run smoothly with heated exchanges between Mr Ablakwa and Mr Otchere-Darko.

Censure motion hearing: PIAC, GNPC to face committee today

The exchanges resulted when the lawmaker asked a question about the controversial National Cathedral which did not sit well with the counsel.

He accused the lawmaker of taking advantage of the hearing to run a political agenda, stating Mr Ablakwa could organise a press conference to make those political statements.

Censure motion hearing: PIAC, GNPC to face committee today

However, Mr Ablakwa objected to Mr Otchere-Darko’s comments, arguing he cannot teach the Committee how to do its work. 

“You cannot come here and throw your weight about. You will not teach me how to do my work. You are not the chairman of this Committee,” he fumed.


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In a sarcastic reply, Mr Otchere-Darko said he does not have enough weight to throw about, “I am only 78 kilos.”