The finance minister, Hon. Ken Ofori-Attah finally broke the long awaited back and forth situation with him and Parliament as he stormed there to give his account on the supposed Covid-19 fund spent during the pandemic in 2019.
Prior to his honouring to this invitation, several calls from Ghanaians and the Members of Parliament had to come in before.
This even got worse until the speaker, Hon. Alban Bagbin had to warm his of frustrating government business should he not give accounts for that.
The meeting that lasted for over six hours had the minister, Hon. Ken Ofori-Attah being excused and his deputy, Hon. John Kumah to take over in answering the questions.
In Parliament today, the Minister in charge of finance had this to say and here are a breakdown to his supposed account to the Covid-19 funds.
The Finance Minister disclosed, government has spent GH¢12 billion covid-19 funds.
Breaking the figures down, he said GH¢1.5 billion was disbursed to support households, GH¢1 billion was allocated to health response supplies equipment and relief for health workers, and GH¢1.363 billion for the construction of Agenda 111.
He further explained that government also spent GH¢1.638 billion for the provision of free water and electricity for lifeline consumers during the Covid-19.
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