Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has accused Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta of regularly running away from Parliament when he is billed to appear before it and render accounts to the Ghanaian public.
His comment follows the failure of Mr Ofori-Atta to appear before Parliament and give details of COVID-19 related expenditure and answer other questions on matters of finance.
But Mr Ofori-Atta did not show up with a word that he would be available at a latter date, incurring the wrath of the Speech and some of the MPs.
Reacting on Facebook, Mr Ablakwa wrote:
“Anytime Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta must account to the Ghanaian people through Parliament, he makes pathetic excuses and runs away from accountability.
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.”
This is the fifth time the Minister has failed to appear before Parliament upon being invited.