A Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana (Legon), Professor Ransford Gyampo, has said the NDC Caucus in Parliament owe Ghanaians an explanation for the unanimous approval of the Finance Minister designate, Mr Ken Ofori Atta despite never-ending bastardization from their quarters.
According to him, the Minority MPs had made Ghanaians believe the Minister was the most greedy, insensitive, corrupt and incompetent in the four years of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration adding that if Mr Ofori-Atta was such a saint to warrant his unanimous approval then they owe Ghanaians an apology.
What was the basis of the critical stance against Ken Ofori Atta
He quizzed whether their persistent criticism of the policies of the Minister who had headed the country’s Finance Ministry for the past four(4) years was just a propaganda and a populace approach to look good in the sight of Ghanaian or born out of ignorant of the issues.
Prof Gyampo made the comment on Wednesday, March 31 in a Facebook post.
“The minority group, especially, their members who pontificate on finance and the economy, owe us an explanation on the unanimous approval of KOA as FM. I personally do not have problems with the FM, but we were, through the incessant bastardization of his policies by the minority group, made to believe that he was the most greedy, insensitive, corrupt and incompetent Minister in the previous administration”.
“If KOA is that much of a political saint, then the minority group owe Ghanaians an apology for demonizing the man”.
Don’t believe the NDC MPs henceforth
He mentioned Ghanaians must not believe the NDC MPs going forward indicating “We cannot be taken for granted all the time by politicians. We aren’t always that gullible”.
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Was the Minister that good in his first term to warrant such a unanimous approval? What was the basis of the critical stance against some of his policies by the minority group? Was it just propaganda against him or it was sheer ignorance on their part? Were they criticizing the man, just to look good in the sight of the populace? Does it mean their criticisms weren’t well-founded? What? the man, just to look good in the sight of the populace? Does it mean their criticisms weren’t well-founded? What?
If KOA is that much of a political saint, then the minority group owe Ghanaians an apology for demonizing the man, and hence forth, they must not be taken serious on their criticisms of government. We cannot be taken for granted all the time by politicians. We aren’t always that gullible. The kind of nauseating politics of convenience being practiced in Ghana, is a needless sale of the soul of human conscience and this must stop.
It appears the kind of Parliament we have now may even be more toothless in rubber-stamping executive decisions than the previous ones. The minority group would only bark and hypnotize us into thinking they would assert the role of parliament as countervailing authority. But they would sing the praises of the ruling government even louder than members of the government, when they are required to assert parliamentary sovereignty. The evidence is their contradictory conducts at the Appointment Committee and the Plenary Session of the House.