You can run but you can’t hide – Ablakwa tells Ofori-Atta

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North Tongu Member of Parliament Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has been running away from accountability.

This comes after the planned address in Parliament by the Finance Minister on issues including the Covid expenditures was postponed on Thursday June 16.

In a tweet reacting to this, Mr Ablakwa said “Anytime Ken Ofori-Atta must account to the Ghanaian people through Parliament, he makes pathetic excuses & runs away.

“If it was an opportunity to engage in unconstitutional withdrawals of taxpayer funds, he would have proceeded with unholy alacrity. He can run but he can’t hide.”

The Minority in Parliament recently said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must authorize a probe into Covid -19 spending if he has respect for the Constitution.

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu while addressing the press in Parliament on Tuesday May 31 said the 1992 Constitution was premised on probity and accountability.

To that end, he said, the President must explain how the funds were utilized if he has respect for the Constitution.

“If president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has any respect for the tenets and values of accountability and transparency, then he should to authorize a pubic probe or inquiry into how the over ¢19bn Covid monies were disbursed.”

“We are further scandalized and we are calling on president Nana Akufo-Addo and reminding him that the 1992 Constitution is premised on probity and accountability and that if he has nay respect for the values and integrity let him probe Covid spending,” he added.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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