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Parliament approves Ofori-Atta’s nomination as Finance Minister


Parliament has by a consensus approved the nomination of Ken Ofori-Atta as finance minister.

This follows recommendation for his approval by consensus by the appointments Committee following the two days grilling.

The decision by the NDC members of the committee to support Ofori-Atta’s approval has come as a surprise to some party supporters who expected a rejection. Majority chief whip Frank Annor Dompreh presented the report of the Appointments Committee on behalf of the chairman and first deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu who was presiding.

Minority Leader and ranking member for the committee Haruna Iddrisu in seconding the motion argued the support from his side does not mean satisfaction of performance of the nominee.

According to him, the Minister must be made to face the consequences of running down the economy for the past 4 years.

The Tamale South MP however assured the minister will be made to account for oil revenues as flagged by the Public interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC).

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