The Minority in Parliament have recommended that a commitee should be set up to probe how ¢200m Covid- 19 funds released to the Finance Ministry was used. Mr. Ken Ofori Atta during his statement indicated some billions was given to Government agencies to implement various Covid- 19 policies.
Speaking for the Minority, the Member of Parliament Ajumako- Enyan- Esiam suggested that if that is the case then a commitee should be instituted to investigated heads of the so called agencies.
The MP said Minority smells the figures by Ken Ofori Atta too fishy. ” We cannot sit here and say that the Minister of Finance should be the only one accounting for the Covid amounts.
The Minister responsible for Finance is only a conduit of releasing the money but the money we spent at the various at the MDAs, and that is why Mr Speaker, I call on you to set up an ad hoc committee so that we can bring the various heads of the MDAs that spent the money to account for this in detail” , the NDC MP suggested.
Meanwhile, the NPP Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central, Hon Patrick Yaw Boamah opposed the motion on grounds that setting up a commitee is a waste of time and a duplication of what Mr. Ken Ofori Atta has given. ” It is an after thought, it will be waste of time because the Minister has given the break down, ” he said.
Deputy Major Leader, Hon Alexander Afenyo Markins also supported his colleagues explaining that whatever figures the Minority needed have stated by the Finance Minister and does not see why another body should be allowed to probe further.
” We are here to receive the fact and when the facts are given to us we should be fair and acknowledge it”
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