Members of the Majority Caucus in Parliament have staged a walk out from the chamber amidst proceedings of the debate on the vote of censure against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
In parliament on Thursday, December 8, 2022, members from both side of the house took turns to debate on the vote of censure against the minister after report from the Ad-hoc committee was presented.
The Finance Minister who was also in Parliament had his turn to defend himself on the allegations levelled against him and rejected allegations of conflict of interest and gross mismanagement of the economy.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, who led the walkout said they cannot be part of a process that was baseless and politically motivated.
Mr. Mensah-Bonsu addressing the Speaker said the censure motion by the Minority caucus was out of bad faith and only seeks to embarrass the Finance Minister.
However, per the constitution, members have to partake in a secret ballot to conclude on proceedings for a decision to be made.
The Minority caucus filed a motion of censure against the Finance Minister, accusing him of mismanagement of the economy, financial recklessness, conflict of interest, and gross mismanagement of the economy.