Story: Kwadwo Owusu ADUOMI
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus in Parliament have been urged by the party’s executives to stand down on their demand for the removal of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, till after the 2023 Budget statement is read and appropriated.
This follows a meeting with the Caucus on November 22, 2022 to find an amicable resolution to the impasse in the NPP Parliamentary group.
Some 98 NPP MPs have been demanding the immediate removal of the Finance Minister accusing him of economic mismanagement.
While a meeting with the President had calmed tempers, a motion of censure filed by the Minority against the Minister had reignited calls for the Minister’s removal.
According to the NPP communiqué signed by the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, and the NPP General Secretary, Justin Kodua Frimpong, the party had resolved that the President will act on the earlier demands of the MPs after the 2023 budget has been read and appropriated.
“In the meantime, the Leadership of the Parliamentary group and the Leadership of the Party counseled the Honourable Members of the Parliamentary Party to resort to the Caucus communications channels and, to the largest extent possible, work together as one Caucus unit,” the statement read.
It concluded that, Members are to attend to all government business in the house, particularly, the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy and all related matters.