The ranking member of the Finance Committee of Parliament, Cassiel Ato Forson, has explained that the censure motion filed against the Finance Minister by the Minority caucus in Parliament was not a personal attack on him.
The Majority caucus in Parliament has accused the Minority side of pursuing a personal vendetta against the Finance Minister.
But contributing to the debate on the censure motion on December 8, 2022, Mr. Forson, explained that the Minority is only against the Finance Minister’s management style which has crippled the economy.
He believes the hardships Ghanaians are faced with could have been avoided if the Finance Minister had put the necessary measures in place.
“Mr. Speaker, it’s for a good reason that we the Minority side believes that our Finance Minister needs to go. Mr. Speaker, it has nothing to do with his personality, but it has to do with his management style. Mr. Speaker, we believe that all what Ghana is going through was avoidable and it’s still avoidable,” THE Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency stated.
The Minority in Parliament On October 25, 2022, filed the censure motion against Ken Ofori-Atta, accusing him of mismanagement of the economy, conflict of interest amongst others.
Members of the Majority staged a walkout as Parliament voted to decide the fate of the Finance Minister, after the debate on the report of the censure motion.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who led the walkout said they cannot be part of a process that was baseless and politically motivated.
The ad-hoc committee was co-chaired by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Adansi Asokwa constituency, K. T. Hammond, and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Bolgatanga East, Dr. Dominic Ayine.