The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has denied allegations that he deliberately misreported data to Parliament, saying he has served Ghana with integrity.
During Friday’s sitting of the eight-member Ad-hoc Committee constituted by Mr Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, to probe the allegations for the Motion of Censure raised by the Minority in Parliament, Mr Ofori-Atta dismissed the allegations, describing them as unlucky and a complete fabrication.
“I have served Ghana with integrity and will never engage in deliberately misinforming Parliament about the country’s finances,” he said.
“The issue of misreporting is not just unfortunate but also untrue, I never misreported data to Parliament.”
I want to say that deliberate misreporting is totally not true. I’ve served Ghana with integrity.”
The allegation of misreporting data to Parliament was one of many seven grounds put forward by the Minority to demand the removing of the Finance Minister.
The Minority Caucus in Parliament filed a movement for a vote of censure against Mr Ofori-Atta making seven allegations against him, together with battle of curiosity, monetary recklessness main to the low power of the Ghana cedi against the key buying and selling currencies, and gross mismanagement of the financial system.
The Finance Minister, nevertheless, in a written request by his Counsel, Mr Gabby Asare Ochere-Darko, before the listening to, sought additional and higher particulars on the grounds for the movement whereas elevating questions over the committee’s jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, at the opening of the listening to on Friday, the Parliamentary Ad-hoc Committee struck out grounds one and three from the record of seven allegations levelled against Mr Ofori-Atta, a choice the minister said he was happy with.
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