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Alban Bagbin Summons Ken Ofori-Atta Over Covid Funds



Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has summoned Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta before the House with details of utilisation of all funds received in the name of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The directive followed the shooting down of a 75 million Euros loan agreement between Government of Ghana and the European Investment Bank, EIB for Covid-19 health response Ghana Project.

Minority members led by ranking member for the finance committee Cassiel Ato Forson had questioned failure of the finance minister to properly account for funds received in the name of the pandemic so far.

Ho West MP Emmanuel Bedzra threatened to mobilize the NDC MPs to vote against the loan since the President himself has through relaxation of the Covid restrictions given indication the worst of the pandemic is over.

Majority Chief Whip Frank Annor-Dompreh sensing the mood in the house prayed the speaker to stand down the agreement.

Speaker however ordered the finance minister to account for all the Covid funds before parliament or forget any approval for a credit facility in the name of fighting the pandemic.

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