Parliament summons Ken Ofori-Atta, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and…

Parliament summons Ken Ofori-Atta, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and other 2 ministers

Parliament summons Ken Ofori-Atta, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and…

Parliament has summoned four Ministers of State to appear before

the House to answer urgent questions on various developmental

issues posed by Members of Parliament.

The sector Ministers expected to appear in Parliament next week

are the Minister for Finance; Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister for Health,

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister for Transport; Kwaku Ofori Asiamah

and the Minister for Youth and Sports; Mustapha Ussif.

Out of the four questions, two of them are standing in the name

of Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, who is also Member of

Parliament (MP) for Tamale South and two other

National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs.


Presenting the Business Statement on behalf of the Majority Leader,

the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin,

said the four ministers are expected to appear

in the House to answer MPs’ questions.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2021, a question in the name of

Minority Leader (Tamale South): “To ask the Minister for Finance

the total amount of temporary advances from the Bank of

Ghana to government for the 2020 Financial Year”

as captured by the Business statement.

Issues concerning the agricultural sector, Eric Afful (Amenfi West):

“To ask the Minister for Food and Agriculture when the Government

will release money to pay the affected cocoa farmers whose

farms have been engaged by the Ghana COCOBOD for the

programme of rehabilitation of over-aged cocoa farms

in Ghana having regard to the season.”

On Thursday, 10th June, 2021 Mr Iddrisu: “To ask the Minister

for Transport how much has accrued from the contract between

the Ghana Airports Company and Frontiers Healthcare Services

for the conduct of Covid-19 Testing at the

Kotoka International Airport as at end of December 2020,

and what is the breakdown of the distribution/utilization

of the said amount to the respective contracting parties?”

On the same day, the Minority spokesperson on Youth and Sports,

Kobena Mensah Woyome (South Tongu): “To ask the Minister

for Youth and Sports what steps the Ministry is taking to ensure

that the country hosts successfully the All African Game, 2023,

including time lines of completing

key tasks/activities leading to the event.”

Apart from the four urgent questions, other sector ministers

are expected to provide answers to 25 oral questions.

The Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, is also expected in

Parliament to answer a question on agitations by La Traditional Council

and their Youth over alleged invasion

of Military officials on their stool lands.

The MP for  Dadekotopon, Rita Naa Odoley Sowah: “To ask

the Minister for Defense what steps the Ministry has taken so far

and what further steps the Ministry plans to take to resolve the

issues of a land dispute between the Military and

the La Traditional Council as well as the Youth of La.”

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