Last week, Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin put the Finance Ministry business on hold following the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta’s absence in parliament. Ofori-Atta was supposed to appear before the house to respond to questions about the COVID-19 expenditure but failed to show up. The Speaker, addressing the subject, read a letter from the Transport Ministry signed by the Chief Director of the ministry, explaining that the minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah is unavoidably absent. He then raised questions about what exactly the words ‘unavoidably absent’ mean, adding that the continued absence of some ministers to respond to questions in parliament is something he [Bagbin] will not tolerate. Annoh Dompreh further argued that this should be the last time such a thing is happening.
Source: GhanaWeb June 21, 2022 18:37 UTC