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Bagbin sets up committee to probe Minority’s allegations against Ofori-Atta

Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has for an ad-hoc committee to probe the allegations for the motion of censure raised by the Minority Caucus against the embattled Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta.

The Speaker said, setting up a committee will provide an opportunity for the Finance Minister to respond to issues of conflict of interest raised by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu.

“The evidence will be placed before the committee. The Minister will have the opportunity to defend himself. A report will be presented to the House, and we will debate that report.”

CO-CHAIRS.

NDC Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Dominic Ayine, and NPP MP for Adansi-Asokwa KT Hammond will co-chair the committee and will have to present their report to the House in Seven (7) days.

The committee will be made up of Eight (8) members, with four (4) from each side of the House.

Eairler today in Parliament, Leader of the Minority Group, Harruna Iddrisu hinted that, the record inflation rate, the depreciation of the cedi, the excessive borrowing and the reckless spending and the failure to control fuel prices are clear indications that the Finance Minister is not fit to continue in his role.

These the Speaker of Parliament Bagbin made the ruling after the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, to move the motion for the vote of censure against Mr Ofori-Atta on the Floor of the House on Thursday, November 10, 2022.

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