Ofori-Atta to present 2023 budget despite threat by rebel NPP MPs

Ofori-Atta to present 2023 budget despite threat by rebel NPP MPs

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta says he will present the 2023 Budget in Parliament subsequent week.

The Minister’s remark is coming at a time when some Majority MPs have threatened to boycott the 2023 budget statement if he (Finance Minister) isn’t sacked.

In an interview with JoyNews’ Parliamentary Correspondent, Kwaku Asante shortly after he had testified before the Adhoc Committee listening to the censure movement, Ken Ofori-Atta said “yeah, expect so. That seems to be a weird question.”

The Journalist requested whether or not he will be the one to present the 2023 budget.

According to Ken Ofori-Atta, though the listening to thus far has been cumbersome, he believes it’s “democracy in play.”

It could be recalled that the NPP MPs in a press convention on Tuesday, October 25 said that they’re displeased with the administration of the financial system under Ken Ofori-Atta.

“It’s not only the budget that we will boycott, we will no longer be a part of any government business. That is the position we have taken. It starts from now,” leader of the rebel NPP MPs, Andy Appiah-Kubi, said.

“Ofori-Atta is not the only one with knowledge, he must go. I can assure you, we will not backtrack on our decision. If the President refuses to sack him, it’s up to him,” he added.

According to Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the 2023 budget statement will be introduced on November 24. The budget was earlier scheduled to be introduced on November 15,2022.

But the Effutu MP said the postponement is due to “unforeseen development.”

“The Minister responsible for Finance on the authority of the President of the Republic, is scheduled to present the budget statement for the year ending 31st December, 2023 in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution on Thursday the 24th of November, 2022,” he said on the ground of the House.

Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta on Friday appeared before the Adhoc Committee listening to the censure movement as a witness to give his testimony on the allegations on which the Minority desires him out of office.

The Minister apologised to Ghanaians for the hardship being suffered in latest instances however denied claims of mismanaging the financial system and subjecting Ghanaians to the financial woes.

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