Ofori-Atta denies misreporting data to Parliament

Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance has brushed off allegations leveled against him that he deliberately submitted misleading data to Parliament.

He describes such accusations included in the Minority’s seven arguments calling for his removal as an unfortunate and complete fabrication.

Appearing before the bipartisan committee probing the charges against him, he intimated that he would never intentionally mislead Parliament about the health of the nation’s finances.

“The issue of misreporting is not just unfortunate but also untrue, I never misreported data to Parliament. I wish to say that deliberate misreporting is completely not true. I have served with integrity,” Ofori-Atta told the Committee on Friday.

The Minority in Parliament presented a resolution for a vote of censure against Ken Ofori-Atta, accusing him of seven things, including conflict of interest, financial irresponsibility that caused the collapse of the Ghana Cedi, and egregious economic mismanagement.

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin constituted an eight-member bipartisan committee to probe the allegations.

The 8-member ad hoc committee is chaired by the Adansi Asokwa MP, K.T. Hammond, and Bolgatanga East MP, Dominic Ayine.

Other members of the committee from the Minority side are; North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Klottey-Korle MP, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, and Akatsi South MP, Bernard Ahiafor.

The rest from the Majority side include; Okaikoi Central MP, Yaw Boahmah, Ashanti Akyem Central MP, Emmanuel Anyimadu-Antwi, and Sekondi MP, Andrew Egyapa Mercer.

They have seven days to submit their report.

 

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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