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Finance Minister-designate, Ken Ofori Atta, will be using a Toyota Camry instead of an SUV vehicle if parliament approves him, according to reports.
Parliament on Tuesday constituted a 26-member body to form the Appointments Committee to vet the nominees in a soon to be announced date.
According to a tweet by the founder of Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, Ofori Atta’s decision is a “bold statement” in line with the government’s resolve to protect the public purse.
Ghana’s Finance Minister designate makes a bold statement. Dumps SUV for Toyota Camry. pic.twitter.com/pEB1yJ3kYs
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) January 11, 2017
The New Patriotic Party in opposition accused the then National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of mismanaging the country’s scarce resource to the detriment of the poor and vulnerable in society and vowed to issue guidelines to ensure there is fiscal discipline in the usage of public funds when given the mandate to serve the country.
President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday appointed Ken Ofori Atta as Finance Minister-designate.