Opposition MP Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor responded to a video that showed government employees wishing the finance minister a happy return to his job following his delivery of the 2024 budget to Parliament on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
In the footage, which has gone viral on social media, the minister’s automobile is part of a tiny convoy led by a lone dispatch rider, and ministry employees are lined up on both sides of the driveway to greet him.
After exiting, Ofori-Atta thanks the employees and goes to his office.
The Member of Parliament expresses concern over the conduct of civil personnel, who are expected to maintain objectivity, in a “political party-cheerleading-rally style.”
Additionally, he said in a post on Twitter (now X) that the civil service no longer exhibited the objectivity and professionalism that was required of it.
“These are supposed to be NEUTRAL PUBLIC SERVANTS working at the Ministry of Finance apparently welcoming back Ken Ofori Atta from Parliament in a political party-cheerleading-rally style.
“The sanctity & demand of our Public & Civil Servants to be neutral & professional is no more,” his post accompanied by a TV3 video read.
Social media users have also reacted differently to the footage, with some blaming the minister and staff for the occurrence.
Read his post below: