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Bagbin Summons Ken Ofori-Atta To Account For Covid-19 Expenditure | Politics

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin, has asked the Finance Minister to appear before the House and account for the COVID-19 expenditure.

This comes on the back of a motion moved by the Chairman of the Finance Committee, Kweku Kwarteng for the approval of €75 million for the Covid-19 health response project.

This motion was met with strong resistance from the Minority especially as there have been previous calls for government to account for the COVID-19 Funds and it has been turned down.

The Speaker intervening directed that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta “appear before this House and account for all the monies that have been approved for the utilisation of Covid-19 management”.

“It is only then that this motion would be expressed on the floor again to approve or disapprove . . . people of Ghana have been blaming the executive arm of government for some of these things, but I think it is Parliament that should be blamed. We have all it takes to make sure the right thing is done so it is Parliament that is weak,” he added.

Source: Peacefmonline.com



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