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Vote of censure: Ofori-Atta to respond to allegations at c’ttee hearing on Friday

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The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta will be appearing before the 8-member ad hoc committee that is investigating the allegations made against him by the Minority for which they filed a motion to get him removed from office.

The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu in making a case for the removal of the Finance Minister  when he appeared before the committee said among other things that the cost of doing business in Ghana is unacceptably high, a situation he blamed the Finance Minister for.

He also indicated that the depreciation of the Cedi is making trading in Ghana very difficult.

In his view, the Finance Minister has failed hence, must go.

“The cost of doing business is unacceptably high for businesses. The pharmaceutical industry is complaining because it affects their import and they are made to pay more.

“The depreciation of the Cedi has affected even Markola women who cannot trade effectively,” he said at the committee sitting on Tuesday November 15.

The Tamale South lawmaker added that “His performance is disappointing that he is not fit to be Finance Minister.”

During the hearing, a co-chair of the 8-member committee investigating the allegations against the Minister, Dr Dominic Ayine, has said the proponents of the motion of vote of censure against the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta are not accusers.

Dr Ayine said that the Minority MPs who signed the motion only want the President to remove him as the Finance Minister.

He said “they are not accusers.”

“They just think that the president should not be giving him a place as Finance Minister.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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