The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has asked the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, to humbly resign and allow someone with fresh ideas to take over.
Contributing to the debate on the report by the ad-hoc committee of Parliament that probed allegations against the Finance Minister on Thursday, Mr Adongo said the majority of Ghanaians do not want Mr Ofori-Atta to continue as the Finance Minister and called on NPP MPs to ensure that the Minister is removed from office.
“We voted for you, and we are saying we don’t want you anymore, it is not by force to serve us, just go,” the tough-talking MP said on the Floor of Parliament on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
He added that the evidence against Mr Ofori-Atta is incontrovertible and demands that Parliament does the honourable thing to remove the Finance Minister from his position.
Dr Dominic Ayine, a co-Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, also claimed that unassailable evidence of misconduct was established against Mr Ofori-Atta.
Delivering his remarks on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, the Bolgatanga East MP called for a secret ballot to determine the fate of the Finance Minister.
According to him, though Mr Ofori-Atta was exonerated on some allegations levelled against him, evidence discovered during the committee hearing was enough for the Minister to be removed.
A co-chairman of the committee, K.T. Hammond, however, disagreed with his colleague stating that no findings or recommendations were made against the Finance Minister.
In the end, the Majority Caucus staged a walk out, denying the Minority the required number to oust the Finance Minister.
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