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Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta likely to lose job as minority in parliament seek vote of censure – Citi Business News

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, risks losing his job as the Minority caucus in parliament is gathering signatures to kick start a vote of censure proceedings against him.

The move seeks to invoke article 82 of the constitution which provides the procedure of removing a Minister of State through proceedings in parliament.

The finance minister has been in the news since the government made a U-turn to seek a bailout program from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The U-turn came after his earlier outspoken stance against Ghana going for an IMF program.

Many have since called for his removal from office, arguing that doing so could help boost investor confidence.

So far, the Minority in Parliament is reported to have secured over 100 signatures of colleagues to further their quest to secure his removal.

If the motion is admitted, the Minister for Finance will be the second in recent times to have such a motion filed against him following that of the Minister of Health which is still pending in the house.

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