The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has instructed its Members in Parliament to avail themselves in the House for the presentation of the 2023 budget statement.
The instruction to the majority caucus comes on the back of the intention of some 80 members to boycott the embroiled Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta for allegedly failing Ghanaians in respect of his role in the economy.
The decision of the 80 members thus splits the majority group of the House into factions a situation that is considered to affect the business of the party in government.
But in a statement issued by the leadership in the legislature, the NPP instructed the members to “attend all government businesses in the House, including, in particular, the 2023 budget statement and Economic Policy and all connected matters.”
The instruction means therefore that the MPs would have no option but be in the House even if Mr Ken Ofori-Atta is the chosen government representative to present the same to the House.
Stating the reason for the decision of the party leadership, the Majority Chief Whip, Mr Annoh-Dompreh and Justin Kodua, the party’s General Secretary, who co-signed the message said it was informed by the outcome of the meeting between the Majority caucus, the Leadership of the Party and the Council of Elders on November 22, 2022.
Read the details of the statement below: