The Executive Director for Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mensah Thompson has said Ken Ofori-Atta, minister designate for Finance should be facing prosecution for his role in the collapse of some financial institutions but not reappointed by President Akufo-Addo.
Speaking on Neat FM and monitored by ghananewspress.com, Mr Thompson alleged that the former Finance Minister breached a number of laws especially the Banks and Specialised Deposit-Taking
Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930) and the Security Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929).
“We believe that Ken Ofori-Atta is unfit to occupy the position of Finance Minister. He engaged in a number of violations of the public financial laws. Our conviction is that Ken Ofori-Atta committed a number of illegalities and took the country through some difficulties.
“He conducted himself in ways that we think at this particular point, he should be standing criminal prosecution, not vetting for political appointment. He should be standing criminal trial.” Mr Thompson said.
He further explained that, “We’re also sending a word of caution to members of the appointment committee that we know of plans far advanced to induce members of the appointments committee to approve the nomination of Mr Ken Ofori-Attaeven though he knows for a fact that he’s unfit to occupy the position.”
“we are sending a word of caution to them that we’re watching them and the people of Ghana will hold you to account on their conduct on the committee. We are also sending a special warning to the members of the NDC caucus of parliament that this time round it is not business as usual that the minority will have their say but majority will have their way,” he added.
ASEPA, together with other Civil Society Organizations have jointly petition Parliament to reject the nomination of Mr Ken Ofori-Atta.
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