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Video: Embattled Ghanaian Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, survives parliament axe amidst struggling economy

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Embattled Ghana’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has survived parliament’s removal as the vote to remove him at the legislative chambers failed.

136 The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliament members voted to remove Mr. Ofori-Atta but lawmakers under The New Patriotic Party (NPP) walked out on the process, thus denying the NDC the chance to reach the Constitutionally required 183 votes to pass the censure.

Amidst Ghana’s current economic struggles, the legislatures in October asked the president to sack finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta and his deputy, in order to “restore hope in the financial sector”.

 

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Video: Nigerians fight at bank ATM amidst cash scarcity

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Amidst the continued controversy surrounding new banknotes in West African, Nigeria, members of the public were seen struggling at a bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM) for cash withdrawal.

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Video: Nigeria’s apex bank to engage anti-graft agencies for circulation of new notes – Godwin Emefiele

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In this video, Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced the extension of deadline for the use old 200, 500, and 1000 notes which it released new versions of in November.

He also announced plans of the bank to ensure the smooth circulation of the new notes as well as collaboration with anti-graft agencies to bring defaulters in the system of the circulation of the new notes to book.

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