The Minority Leader, Haruna Idrissu has pressed upon the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta to provide details on the $100 million President Akufo-Addo directed to be used to fight the novel coronavirus disease.
The leader made this call when the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta appeared in Parliament to answer questions on the amount used in printing the new GHS100 and GHS200 notes.
President Akufo-Addo directed Ken Ofori-Atta to make available the cedi equivalent of $100 million to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan.
“We have a duty to remind the Minister for Finance to provide answers on why no update is provided on the $100 million in his statement. We want to know whether you have committed the money as you were directed by the president and for to what purpose and what the money will be used for because you are aware that the WHO has assessed Ghana and in their assessment, they said case management, zero percent, rapid response, thirty percent, PPE’s thirty percent and they position Noguchi and the Kumasi Research Institute as being capable so we are demanding from you where is the $100 million and for what purpose and what is it dedicated for.”
“We need to know as a country because if as we speak, major hospitals have no water supply particularly in Tema area and other areas around Prampram and we are telling people to wash their hands with soap under running water yet there are some places without water.”