Parliament has by a consensus approved the nomination of Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister.
This follows the recommendation for his approval by consensus by the appointments Committee following his two-day grilling.
The decision by the NDC members of the committee to support Ofori-Atta’s approval has come as a surprise to some party supporters who expected a rejection.
Majority chief whip Frank Annor Dompreh presented the report of the Appointments Committee on behalf of the ch
airman and first deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu who was presiding.
Minority leader and ranking member for the committee Haruna Iddrisu in seconding the motion argued that the support from his side does not mean satisfaction of performance of the nominee.
According to him, the minister must be made to face the consequences of running down the economy for the past four years. The Tamale South MP, however, assured the minister will be made to account for oil revenues as flagged by PIAC.
But reacting to this on Omanbapa Morning on SilverFM, the Former MP and a member of the Minority, Hon. Ras Mubarak lashed out at the Minority Leader saying his claims to approve the Minister holds no water.
The former Kumbungu MP quizzed: ''how can one hand over his job to an unperformed caretaker''
He further told host of the program, Nana Kwabena Ampratwum that, the reasons of the Minority Leaders over the approval is dreadful and disgusting.
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