The unanimous approval of Finance Minister designate, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta by Parliament has put the NDC in a state of total chaos. Earlier today, Mr. Yaw Brogya Genfi registered his frustration and disappointment at the NDC Members of Parliament who joined the NPP MPs to approve the Finance Minister-designate.
The Former Kumbungu lawmaker, Hon. Ras Mubarak, also took to his Facebook wall to register his displeasure with the approval of Hon. Ofori-Atta.The Kumbungu law maker quizzed, “Would the Minority Leader hand over his car to a driver who out of sheer incompetence or negligence crashed his car?” In his view, the minister crashed the economy in the past four years and must rather be made to face the full brunt for running down the economy.
Meanwhile, the National headquarters of the National Democratic Congress through its Chief scribe, Hon. Johnson Asiedu Nketsiah has also called on the rank and file of the party to remain calm even in this difficult times of the party.
The statement from the General Secretary of the party, Mr Johnson Asiedu read:
“It is hereby announced to the rank and file of the party and to the notice of all Comrades, that a decision by the Appointments Committee to recommend Ken Ofori Atta for the approval by consensus will be made public today in Parliament.
“Following what transpired previously in respect of vetting and approval of some Ministers designate the Minority leadership, the Party leadership as well as the Council of Elders have engaged in extensive consultations with the view to adopt a common position based on the exigencies of the situation,”
“I, therefore, urge all members to remain circumspect when the need for reaction arise. The NDC Parliamentary Caucus and FEC will be fully briefed accordingly”.
Issued in Accra on Monday, 29th March, 2021
Hon. Johnson Asiedu Nketsiah.
Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta is the last of the substantive ministers of state to have been vetted. He was out of the country due to his health condition for urgent treatment. Ahead of his vetting, members of the minority NDC party warned their MPs not to approve of the nomination of the finance minister designate. To their amusement and disappointment, the Appointments Committee of Parliament which includes NDC MPs have approved the nomination of the said appointee.