Joewise rejects NDC MPs’ motion to probe COVID-19 spending

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joseph Osei-Owusu (Joewise) has shot down a motion by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) for investigations into the use of Covid-19 funds.

The motion was moved by ranking member on the Finance Committee Casiel Ato Forson.

He prayed the house to constitute a bi-partisan parliamentary committee chaired by a member of the minority caucus to probe the expenditures made by Ghana Government in relation to Covid-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020.

“All the committees of the house including the Public Accounts Committee are bipartisan, and the Public Accounts Committee is designed by nature to be chaired by members of the Minority.

“In all its form, the Public Accounts Committee, if it is minded to investigate anything related to the Covid-19 expenditure, fully sees to the authority and power to investigate that, particularly because all the accounting of it has been provided for in the budget which budget has been provided by the House and is before the committee.

“My view is that this motion ought not to have been admitted, and it’s improperly before the House,” Joewise said.

By Komla Klutse||Ghana

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