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Censure committee requests more time to file report

The eight-member Ad-hoc Committee constituted by Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, chaired by Dominic Ayine and K.T Hammond, to probe the allegations for the Motion of Censure raised by the Minority in Parliament against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is requesting more time to file its report.

The Ad-hoc Cmte

Co-chairman of the committee, Dominic Ayine announced this after the committee, concluded its proceedings on Friday, November 18, 2022, after hours of grilling the Finance Minister.

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He said, “Today is the last day that was given to us by Mr. Speaker, hopefully, we will apply to the Speaker for an extension of time to be able to file our report next week, and the purpose of the report is to simply continue the debate on the motion for the vote of censure. And the report will be laid in Parliament hopefully next week Tuesday.

KT Hammond, a co-chair on the committee also announced that the committee would have to present a draft copy of the report to the Finance Minister to ensure that his responses are properly captured before the full report is tabled before Parliament for debate.

The Minority in Parliament has levelled seven allegations against Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, hence calling for his removal from office.

The Minister is accused of conflict of interest, gross mismanagement, and recklessness of the economy among others.

The committee was given seven days by the Speaker to probe the censure of motion, which ended on Friday, November 18.

The Finance Minister is yet to know his fate after the committee had presented its report to the Speaker, as to whether the censure of the vote will go in his favour or otherwise.

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