Professor Ransford Gyampo says the consensus approval handed to Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta after his vetting by the Appointments Committee raises concerns about the conviction of the Minority caucus in Parliament.
“If you look at the minority’s approval of Ofori-Atta, it tells me we should take their criticisms with a pinch of salt and shouldn’t be taken seriously. The minority in my view does not have any principle and when they speak to issues that concern government, I think they must be taken with a pinch of salt. What Haruna Iddrisu said means he doesn’t have conviction. The Minority group in parliament now shouldn’t be taken seriously,” he told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday.
He however commended Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, who has broken ranks with his colleagues over the approval of the Finance Minister.
Addressing attendees of the Minister’s swearing-in ceremony at the banquet hall of the Jubilee House today the 30th of March 2021, after administering the oaths of office, allegiance and secrecy to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, President Akufo-Addo said the ravages of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 on the Ghanaian economy are obvious for all to see. However, the nation the President says is looking up to his administration and for that matter the Finance Minister to help rescue the economy from the damage caused it by the pandemic.
“Over two days, he exhibited clarity of thought, a clear understanding of how to grow an economy, and what prospects the economy holds for the Ghanaian people. He provided a staunch defense for his record in office as Finance Minister from 17th February 2017, when he inherited a weak, faulting economy from the Mahama administration and helped nurse the economy back to good health by 6th January 2021” the President further noted.