- Ransford Gyampo has accused the Minority in Parliament of betraying Ghanaians following the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta
- Ofori-Atta was approved as Ghana’s Finance Minister by consensus
- NDC’s General Secretary believes it is in the interest of the party’s electoral fortunes that Ofori-Atta continues
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Professor Ransford Gyampo has described as “nauseating” the consensus recommendation to Parliament for the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister.
Parliament on Monday, March 29, 2021, approved Ofori-Atta’s nomination by voice after two days of vetting.
Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Gyampo accused the Minority Caucus in Parliament of betraying Ghanaians.
He said he found their conduct baffling after constantly criticising and making series of allegations against Ofori-Atta, yet went ahead and approved him after vetting.
“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 serious,” he added.
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said Ofori-Atta’s approval as Ghana’s Finance Minister was strategic.
Asiedu Nketia, who had earlier issued a statement calling for calm among the rank and file of the NDC following Ofori-Atta’s approval, told Accra-based Class91.3FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh that approving the finance minister is critical to NDC’s return to power.
He explained that Ofori-Atta is bound to create a “mess” at the ministry, brightening the NDC's chances of recapturing power in 2024.
It would be recalled that the NDC Caucus in Parliament asked for forgiveness after incurring the wrath of the party’s national communications officer for passing the ministerial nominees of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Sammy Gyamfi took the NDC MPs to the cleaners following the passage of all the president’s nominees including Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Hawa Koomson, and Afriyie Akoto.
In a Facebook post, Gyamfi said the party suffered “great betrayal” in the hands of Alban Bagbin, Haruna Iddrissu, and Muntaka Mubarak.
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