The eight-member ad hoc committee looking into the censure resolution against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, won’t be able to provide its findings to the plenary today, Tuesday, November 22, 2022, according to information acquired by the media.
The committee has failed to finish its report for presentation to Parliament, despite having stated that it could after requesting a delay that it could submit the report today.
“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”, a Co-Chair of the committee, Dr. Dominic Ayine had said.
A second co-chair, KT Hammond, stated that the committee would have to provide the Finance Minister a draft copy of the report in order to make sure that his comments were accurately recorded before the entire report was laid before Parliament for discussion.
The Minority in Parliament had made seven accusations against the Finance Minister and demanded that he be fired.
Among other things, the Minister is charged with conflict of interest, egregious mismanagement, and economic irresponsibility.
On November 10, Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of the House, established the special committee to look into the motion of censure against Ofori-Atta.
The Speaker gave the committee seven days to look into the motion for censure.
After the committee’s findings is delivered to the Speaker and discussed in Parliament, the future of the Finance Minister will be clear.