Ofori-Atta to resign in January
Ken Ofori-Atta, Ghana’s minister of finance, will step down on January 1, 2023, according to Yaw Obeng Manu, editor of the Ghanaian Publisher newspaper.
He claims that his resignation will open the door for a significant reorganization of the government.
“I have it on good authority that Ken Ofori-Atta will step down on January 1, 2023. A significant reorganization will accompany his resignation, he said on the Happy Morning Show with host Samuel Eshun.
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The ability of Ken Ofori-Atta as a financial expert has never been questioned, but Yaw Obeng Manu claims his impending resignation is a good indication.
He feels that the finance minister is now waking up to reality when he gave him advice to be consultative in his final days in office.
He attributed the suffering of Ghanaians throughout Ken Ofori-stint Atta’s as Finance Minister to “the war of egos,” even though Ofori-Atta should have resigned years earlier.
The finance minister’s performance has been criticized, and some minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs have demanded his ouster.
Following these calls, a motion for censure was introduced to remove him from office, but it was unsuccessful because lawmakers from the ruling party left before the vote.
Thursday’s secret vote by minority MPs to remove Ofori-Atta was successful, but the censure motion needed the support of two-thirds of the 275 members of the parliament. According to Article 82(1) of the 1992 Constitution, the motion needed 184 “Yes” votes to pass in order to remove Mr. Ofori-Atta from office.
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