The Majority Leader, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has told Parliament that, the finance minister is not running away from accountability as a Finance Minister as some members of the Minority claim.
He explained that the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta indicated to him yesterday that, responses that he needed from the technical people with respect to expenses on COVID-19 were dumped at his house last night, for which he would need some time to read through before appearing at Parliament.
The finance minister has then asked Parliament to reschedule him for next week Wednesday to come before the House and answer questions with respect to all expenses made on COVID-19.
Mr. Kyei Mensah Bonsu’s answer came up when the Deputy minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim questioned the leadership of the Majority, as to why questions filed and demand answers has been taken off from the order paper (Parliament timetable) which indicates that Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta has once again failed to appear before the House today.
Adding his voice to the issue, the minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu said, the minority is demanding accountability in the interest of the Ghanaian people to come and account for an amount of Gh 19.7 billion Ghana cedis COVID-19 expenses.
Mr. Haruna Iddrisu added that he hope there wouldn’t be another story next week as well and that, Parliament must step down all transactions and businesses coming from the finance ministry until Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta comes to account on COVID-19 expenses.