The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament who earlier called for the the removal of the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta have said that their position on the Minister is not the same as the position taken by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Member of Parliament for Effiduase/Asokore, Nana Ayew Afriyie said at a press conference in Parliament on Thursday November 10 that they believe that the Finance Minister’s confidence in managing the economic crisis is down hence, the should not be the one to present the 2023 budget statement.
That is different from the position of the NDC MPs who have impugned criminality against the Finance Minister.
“Their position is full of falsehoods, propaganda and their reasons are not justifiable,” he said.
He added “we are not going to support the cause of NDC in the chamber.”
The NPP in a statement directed its lawmakers not to join the Minority in Parliament to vote for the removal of Mr Ofori-Atta.
The party indicated in a press statement that the opposition lawmakers have an ill-motivated and self-serving agenda to sabotage the NPP government and frustrate the administration of the country.
“The leadership of the Majority Caucus especially the whips are to ensure that no Member of the Majority Caucus partakes in this exercise by the Minority Group in Parliament. The leadership acknowledges that the Minister of Finance is the leader of the government’s negotiation team with the International Monetary Fund.
“Considering that the negotiation with the IMF is nearly completed, the national executive body of the party strongly believes that the removal of the lead person spearheading the negotiation may adversely impact the progress made thus far.