November 18, 2022

The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta got the support of some chiefs when he appeared before the Ad hoc Committee hearing the vote of censure motion brought against him (Ken Ofori-Atta) on Friday, 18th November, 2022.

Mr. Ofori-Atta who appeared before the Committee to answer questions on 7 grounds for his removal from office was accompanied by a number of chiefs dressed in their full regalia to solidarize with him at the hearing.
The grounds include

1. Despicable conflict of Interest ensuring that he directly benefits from Ghana’s economic woes as his companies receive commissions and other unethical contractual advantage, particularly from Ghana’s debt overhang.

2. Unconstitutional withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund in blatant contravention of Article 178 of the 1992 Constitution supposedly for the construction of the President’s Cathedral:

3. Illegal payment of oil revenues into offshore accounts in flagrant violation of Article 176 of the 1992 Constitution;

4. Deliberate and dishonest misreporting of economic data to Parliament

5. Fiscal recklessness leading to the crash of the Ghana Cedi which is currently the worst performing currency in the world;

6. Alarming incompetence and frightening ineptitude resulting in the collapse of the Ghanaian economy and an excruciating cost of living Crisis;

7. Gross Mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy which has occasioned untold and unprecedented hardship to the people of Ghana.

Aside grounds 1 and 3 which were expunged, the Minister denied all allegations leveled against him.