Ghana’s finance minister faces censure vote

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Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta will face a vote of censure on Thursday for his handling of the economy as annual inflation rate hit 40.4% for October.

The cost of essential commodities like staple food, fuel and utilities have all surged to push price increases to a record high.

Ghana’s opposition MPs filed the censure motion against the minister for mismanagement of the economy among other reasons.

But the ruling New Patriotic Party has ordered its MPs to abstain from the vote and asked its chief whips to ensure the order is complied with.

In a statement, the party said the censure vote was “ill-intended and aimed at derailing government’s efforts at resolving current socio-economic upheavals”.

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