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Ofori-Atta to seem in Parliament this week to reply to long-standing questions

Insight Ofori-Atta the finance minister will afterward this week show up some time recently Parliament to reply to a few 16 questions tabled for him by MPs. The Minister is anticipated to reply to questions on the economy, installment of reserves to the National Cathedral Venture, and the government’s use of COVID-19 reserves, which has ended up prevailing in open talks in later times.

Deputy Lion’s share Pioneer, Alexander Afenyo-Markin said on the floor of the House that the Minister’s appearance this week will put all things which have been of concern to administrators, particularly on the minority side, to rest. “We all know that on Thursday, the serve [of Back] is coming here to reply to 16 questions. Questions that are coming from individuals, and bother on national issues,” he said.

Last month, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, put a ban on the endorsement of a 75 million euro credit for COVID-19 Reaction contracted from the European Speculation Bank by the Government of Ghana.

In March 2022, the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, called for definite instructions to the Minister of Finance over his failure to appear before Parliament to answer questions.

The Minister had been programmed to answer about ten questions on different subject matters at the time but did not show up to answer any of them.

Raising concerns on the floor of the House earlier, Muntaka said the Minister has consistently failed to honor Parliament’s invitation to answer questions, some of which have been pending for a long time.

“I find this to be very unacceptable because the Finance Minister can go around the country and do town hall meetings, yet he doesn’t want to come here to answer to the reps of the people. All the 13 questions have been outstanding for a very long time. Today we are told he is holding a press conference to address the country. My worry is that, if we keep accommodating his excuses, this question will never be answered. We should give a definite instruction

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