JUST IN: Parliament Summons Finance Minister To Account For COVID-19 Expenditure-CHECK DETAILS.
The Minister of Finance has been asked to come before Parliament and answer for how COVID-19 funds were used.
The summons occurred after Finance Committee Chairman Kwaku Kwarteng proposed a proposal on Thursday [May 26, 2022] to approve €75 million for the Covid-19 health response project.–Advertisements–
The Speaker, Alban S.K. Bagbin, agreed with some committee members that the resolution should be put aside, but added that the House would only consider the loan once the Minister of Finance provided data on how prior loans were used.–Advertisements–
“I see that there is an unwillingness of members to go with the committee until the monies that have been expended on COVID-19 have been accounted for. In principle, members are not against getting such, as described by ranking member for the committee, cheap money. But first, account for what has been given to you before we go ahead to even approve the cheap money,” Mr Bagbin said.
“Will you kindly tell us how you have utilised what we have approved? The Minister of Finance should appear before this House and account for all the monies that were approved for the utilisation for the COVID pandemic. It is only then and only after that that this motion will find expression on the floor again,” Mr Bagbin added.