Parliament accuses Finance Minister of starving it of funds

Parliament has accused Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta of starving the institution of funds for its activities.

Parliament accuses Finance Minister of starving it of funds

Parliament has accused Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta of starving the institution of funds for its activities.

Consequently, some MPs are advocating a radical stance to compel the Finance Minister to make available funds for activities of the Legislature.

According to the Leadership of Parliament, allocations to the House approved in the budget are constantly not released thus making the work of the institution near impossible.

Speaking at a meeting between the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, and leadership of various Committees Chairman for the Local Government Committee and Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong charged the House to tie the release of funds from the Minister to the approval of his budget.

Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu equally lamented the difficulty the house has had to grapple with as a result of the action of the Finance Minister.