Censure motion: Ken Ofori Atta maintains “I have committed no crime”

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The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, has maintained that he is innocent of accusations levelled against him that he is responsible for the country’s economic downturn.

The comment of the minister comes amid the voting underway in parliament to determine whether or not he should be sacked.

The Minority Caucus of the House filed a motion of censure against the minister to be removed from office following some allegations that have been levelled against him.

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The NDC members accused Ken Ofori Atta of economic mismanagement, conflict of interest, and misappropriation of funds among others.

This informed the Speaker’s decision to constitute an 8-member committee to look into the allegations and to provide a report to the House for onward debate and determination of the Minister’s fate.

After the debate and calls for the House to cast balot to determine the fate of the minister amid the Majority caucus’ walk out of the House, the Minister maintained that he was guiltless.

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“If I say I am innocent, they won’t believe me,” he stated.

“And if I ask for the truth and proof, they won’t be able to provide it,” he said about the proponents of the motion.

“I have committed no crime.”

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