The general secretary of the ruling NPP party, Justin Frimpong Kodua has disclosed to Omanhene Yaw Adu Boakye on Sompa Tv morning show on Thursday, 10th November, 2022 that the party is monitoring and conducting performance assessments on all government appointees for a possible reshuffling.
According to Mr. koduah, the party has met with the president on their decision to assess the performance of all his appointees to determine whether they stay at post or removed from office.
Mr. Kodua said the president has agreed to the decision of the party and is waiting for the outcome to take decision based on the recommendations from the party hierarchy.
“Omanhene, the party has had a conversation with the president and we have agreed that the party assess the performance of all appointees, the president will take a decision on that after our recommendations by December, so effective January 2023, and the president will decide on which ministers, deputies, CEOs and MMDCEs he will work with, he said.
His comments come on the back of a directive from the New Patriotic Party to its majority in parliament to abstain from a vote of censure against the finance minister, Hon. Ken Ofori Atta.
The general secretary said irrespective of the fact that the minorities are exhibiting a high level of hypocrisy; he could not fathom why the minority in parliament should decide for the majority to vote on censure against the finance minister.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has directed the Party’s Members of Parliament to abstain from a vote of censure moved by the Minority caucus in Parliament against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.
In a statement signed by the Mr. Justin Kodua Frimpong, General Secretary, NPP, the Party asked the leadership of the Majority Caucus to ensure that no member of the Caucus partook in the exercise.
The Minority has served notice that it would move the vote of censure against Mr. Ofori-Atta on Thursday, November 10, 2022 after filing a motion to that effect last week.
The Minority cited poor economic management, non-performance as among the basis for the move.
However, the motion requires two-thirds majority to pass, which means that the Minority would require the support of MPs on the majority side to become successful.
Currently, both the NPP and NDC have 137 seats each in Parliament.
The NPP described the move by the Minority as “ill-motivated” and “mischievous”.
The Party said the removal of Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, who was spearheading Ghana’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund “may adversely impact the progress made thus far”.
“…Neither the NPP nor its Members of Parliament will lend support to this mischievous move by the NDC legislators as it is one of their many ill-motivated and self-serving but unpatriotic moves to sabotage the NPP government and frustrate the administration of the country,” it said.
“The leadership of the NPP wishes to assure our Members of Parliament and the Ghanaian populace that there are ongoing internal engagements aimed at addressing legitimate concerns expressed by various stakeholders regarding the management of the economy, including calls for the resignation or dismissal of the Minister for Finance,” the Party added.
A group of Members of the Majority in Parliament earlier called for the removal of the Finance Minister, saying the move would help to restore hope in the financial sector and reverse the downward trend of the economy.
NPP bars Majority caucus from participating in vote of censure against Ofori-Atta
The group, however, ‘rescinded’ its call after meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over the matter.
Source//Sompa Tv//Eric Murphy Asare
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