The Ad-hoc Committee constituted to probe the veracity or otherwise of the allegations made by the Minority in Parliament per their motion of censure, against the Finance Minister, will start its sittings on Tuesday, November 15. 

The proceedings of the Committee will be telecast live. 

A member of the Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa disclosed this in a Tweeter post on Monday.

Sittings of Ad hoc Committee probing Ofori-Atta’s censure motion to be televised live
North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

According to him, the live telecast is to allow the Committee to be transparent to the citizenry. 

“The Ken Ofori-Atta Vote of Censure Parliamentary Committee will commence sittings tomorrow 15/11/22 at 11am. It’s an absolute delight to announce that the Committee shall sit in public & all proceedings will be broadcast live in the true spirit of transparency and accountability,” he said. 

Sittings of Ad hoc Committee probing Ofori-Atta’s censure motion to be televised live
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin on Thursday, November 10, constituted an 8-member committee co-chaired by K.T. Hammond, Adansi-Asokwa MP, and Dominic Ayine, Bolgatanga East MP to probe the allegations.

The Committee, which has seven days to submit its report, comprises Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, Bernard Ahiafor on the Minority side and Patrick Yaw Boamah, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi and Andrew Agyapa Mercer from the Majority side.

It would be recalled that the Minority side in Parliament filed a motion seeking a vote of censure to be passed on Ken Ofori-Atta over the current economic crisis.

The NDC MPs made seven allegations against the Finance Minister.

The claims are; conflict of interest, unconstitutional withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund, illegal payment of oil revenues into offshore accounts, deliberate and dishonest misreporting of economic data to Parliament, fiscal recklessness, alarming incompetence and gross mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy.

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