General News of Friday, 22 December 2017
Special Development Initiatives Minister, Hawa Koomson, has said she is ready to resign following revelations that her 2018 budget is inflated.
“I am ready to resign”, the Minister who has become a subject of social media trolls and heavy criticism, told journalists Friday.
Already, the Minority is heaping pressure on the Minister who is also Awutu Senya East MP, for preparing a “shambolic” budget in which two million cedis was earmarked for “budget preparation”.
But the item that shows it budgeted ¢800,000 for a website has proved even more scandalous on social media.
The Minister has since said the website charge is an error as the budget is only ¢80,000.
The Minority has rejected the explanation and branded her as “incompetent”.
Minority spokesperson on Finance, Ato Forson taunted, the Minister has proven she has reading deficiencies.
Mr. Forson who is also Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam MP said, her explanation is nothing but “damage control”. He said the Minister is struggling to do an “emergency landing” following the public backlash.
The Minority is emphatic, the Minister does not deserve to serve the people of Ghana.
“She should go immediately…she should resign…This is blatant corruption” the National Democratic Congress MP said.