Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister, is scheduled to appear before Parliament on Thursday, February 16, 2023, to brief the house on the government’s Domestic Debt Exchange programme.
This follows a directive from the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, to the Business Committee of the House to summon the Finance Minister to give a policy brief on the programme in light of the ongoing picketing at the Finance Ministry by pensioner bondholders seeking exemption from the programme.
In presenting the business statement for the coming week, Deputy Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin said it was necessary for the Minister to appear before Parliament to answer questions raised by constituents of members of the House.
The Ministry of Finance, on the other hand, claims to have received a significant response for participation.
Meanwhile, members of the Pensioner Bondholders Association, who are seeking an exemption, have stated that they will be present in Parliament to witness the proceedings.
“We had information that Parliament was attempting to summon the minister. We’ve also heard that the meeting will take place on Thursday. Because we will not converge on the day, we will go to Parliament to see what is going on,” said Dr. Adu Anane Antwi, Convenor of the Pensioner Bondholders.