Ad-hoc Committee on Ofori-Atta censure to submit report on Tuesday

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On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the Ad-hoc committee looking into the motion of censure against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will present its findings to the whole assembly.

The public hearing examining the allegations made by the minority against the Finance Minister as justification for the vote of censure was finished last Friday.

Dr. Dominic Ayine, one of the committee’s co-chairs, announced that the report will be sent to the House by Tuesday.

“We will apply to the Speaker for an extension of time to be able to file our report and the purpose of the report will simply be to continue the debate on the motion for the vote of censure and the report will be laid in Parliament hopefully on Tuesday.”

The committee received at least 18 documents for its consideration as part of the evidence supporting the minority’s censure motion.

When he went before the eight-member bipartisan ad hoc committee last Friday, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta addressed the minority motion of censure against his removal on five grounds.

Two of the initial at least seven grounds for the Finance Minister’s expulsion from the House were rejected by the ad hoc committee.

The transfer of more than $100 million in petroleum earnings into offshore accounts and conflict of interest allegations were among the grounds that were dropped.

After the committee’s findings is delivered to the parliamentarians, the Finance Minister’s future will be clear.


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