A former Member of Parliament for the Damango Constituency has added his voice to speculations relating to why the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has refused to resign regardless of quite a few requires him to achieve this.
Mr. Adam Mutawakilu has alleged that Mr. Ofori-Atta is serving his selfish interest.
“His point of apologizing and blaming external and inherited factors, to me means that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta is not in for Ghanaians. He is in to satisfy his selfish interest,” he said on PleasureNews’ Newsfile on Saturday.
Mr. Mutawakilu’s assertion follows a number of calls on the Finance Minister by people, Civil Society Organisations and just lately, the Minority MPs and a few of their Majority counterparts.
The Minority MPs have proceeded to file a censure movement against Mr. Ofori-Atta which has been referred to an advert hoc committee for consideration.
Although they’re not supporting the censure movement, 98 MPs belonging to the governing New Patriotic Party have threatened to boycott any government business tabled by Mr. Ofori-Atta. An assurance by President Akufo-Addo to relieve Mr. Ofori-Atta of his post after negotiation with the International Monetary Fund has been concluded, has been rejected by these MPs. They insist that the Finance Minister should resign or be sacked.
In spite of those developments, Mr. Ofori-Atta stays at post. Appearing before the Committee listening to the censure movement on Friday, he acknowledged the financial difficulties being experienced by Ghanaians and apologised. The Finance Minister nonetheless denied being answerable for the present state of affairs.
But the previous Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy said Mr. Ofori-Atta’s apology is neither right here nor there.
“Even if he was performing well and Ghanaians say we don’t need you…98 of your own MPs, that’s about 72% of your MPs, 100% Minority MPs said they don’t need you, majority of civil society organisations say resign. The best thing is that, oh I am working for you. You are saying that I should resign. Ok, let me resign. But all these groups saying that you should resign but you won’t resign, it means that there is something beyond working for the people…What he is benefiting is more than his salary,” Mr. Mutawakilu alleged.
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