The Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta was given the chance on Friday, 18th November, 2022, to defend himself following allegations levelled against him by the Minority in Parliament.
The Minority MPs in Parliament filed a Vote of Censure against the Finance Minister citing seven grounds of incompetence, misappropriation and mismanagement of the public purse and sought for his removal from office with immediate effect.
On 10th November, 2022, the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has announced an 8-member Adhoc Committee to hear censure motion against the Finance Minister of Ghana, Ken Ofori-Atta.
The committee was formed by the Speaker of Parliament in consultation with leadership of the Minority and Majority in Parliament.
The Committee has two (2) Co-chairpersons and six (6) other members.
According to the Speaker, the Adhoc Committee is expected to present its finding to Parliament within seven (7) working days.
Ken Ofori-Atta vote of censure Parliamentary Committee commenced sittings on Tuesday, 15th November, 2022 at 11am.
The committee sitting which took place in public and all proceedings being broadcast live saw the Minister of Finance responding to the seven grounds leveled against him.
Ken Ofori-Atta upon facing the Committee presented a paper to defend himself on the grounds filed by Minority MPs.
Read Ofori-Atta’s full defense below:
READ AND DOWNLOAD KEN OFORI-ATTA’S RESPONSES TO GROUNDS FROM PROPONENTS ON PARLIAMENTARY MOTION OF CENSURE