Ken Ofori-Atta must not present 2023 Budget – Andy Appiah Kubi

Ken Ofori-Atta must not present 2023 Budget – Andy Appiah Kubi

Andy Appiah Kubi, spokesperson for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament from the majority caucus, demanding the removal of Mr Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister, has reiterated their stance not to participate in the 2023 Budget hearing and passage if President Akufo-Addo insists on keeping him in office.

He said per their consultation, the majority of their constituents and NPP members were in agreement that, Mr Ofori-Atta should be removed from office. 

He said the members disagreed with the suggestion that it is only Mr Ofori-Atta who can present the 2023 Budget.

“If he is not there, can’t others present the budget,” Mr Appiah-Kubi questioned in a radio interview on Accra based Oman FM monitored by Graphic Online on Monday morning (November 21, 2022).

“We have lost confidence in him because in the 2022 Budget, he promised that with an E-levy and property rate, there will be no need to go to the IMF for support… As we speak now, that has not happened and the property rate is even yet to take off.”

“We are not convinced that it should be Ken Ofori-Atta and nobody else,” Mr Appiah-Kubi added and insisted it is their “political decision” that Mr Ofori-Atta must go for “the collective interest” of the NPP.

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