Budget 2023: do not boycott Ken Ofori-Atta
General news for Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Intercity State Transport Corporation (STC), Nana Akomea, has pleaded with restless New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs not to boycott the presentation of the 2023 budget by Finance Minister Ken Ofori- Attack.
The beleaguered finance minister will read the budget on Thursday, November 24, 2022 on the floor of the Legislative Chamber.
But reports say the Majority Caucus has threatened to boycott him over his demand to fire Mr Ken Ofori-Atta.
Reacting to the case, Nana Akomea asked the deputies to respect their agreement with the president.
Nana Akomea explained that MPs in their emergency meeting with the President agreed on the terms under which the minister will conclude Ghana’s deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and also present the budget.
For him, changing his mind and deciding to ignore the minister on budget day will send the wrong signal.
“The NPP has already agreed to this and issued a statement, following your meeting with the President, that you will authorize the Minister of Finance to present the Budget and also authorize the Appropriation Bill to pass and give him the possibility of having at least an agreement at the IMF staff level. So if you have agreed to these measures, then I expect you to follow them. Thus, this means that the Minister of Finance presenting the budget does not shouldn’t be a problem,” he said on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” morning show.