The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Group has release a resolution on issues about the ouster of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance.
In the resolution signed by Hon. Annoh-Dompreh, (MP) who is concurrently the Majority Chief Whip of the Parliament of Ghana with his party’s General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong made it crystal clear that over the past two weeks, especially, after the President had engaged the Majority Caucus over calls for the ouster of the Minister of Finance as well as the Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance.
A statement on the engagement had been issued, the country has witnessed a heightened public/media discussion on same subject matter.
In addition, the resolution stated that there have been occasional individual interventions some of which have not helped the resolution of the issue in contention. On the other hand, some of these interventions have contributed to escalate tensions and suspicions.
The Majority Caucus, the Leadership of the Party and the Council of Elders attended a meeting on 22nd November, 2022 where it has been agreed by all to refocus and recline to the earlier position requested by the President,
1. The demand be stood down until the conclusion of the round of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which would feed into the 2023 Budget.
2. The presentation of the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy on the 24th November 2022 by the Finance Minister on behalf of the President; and
3. The subsequent presentation and passage of the Appropriation Bill.
The meeting agreed that the President would act upon the initial request of the NPP Parliamentary Caucus after the conclusion of these matters.
In the meantime, the Leadership of the Parliamentary group and the Leadership of the Party counselled the Honourable Members of the Parliamentary Party to resort to the Caucus communication channels and, to the largest extent possible, work together as one Caucus unit.
Leadership and the Party in this regard call upon the Members of Parliament to attend to all Government Businesses in the House including, in particular, the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy and all connected matters.