Parliament has urged Government to expedite the submission of the formula for the distribution of funds to statutory state agencies to enable them function more effectively.
First Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Banda who raised the concern said the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies across the country are suffering due to non-availability of money to function.
The Member for Banda, Ahmed Ibrahim therefore urged the urgent need for Parliament to prevail upon the Executive to submit the Formula for the District Assemblies Common Fund to the House for early approval.
The MP said it is important for Parliament to act early to avoid being blame by the cizenry.
Government is yet to also submit to parliament the formulae for the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GEFUND) and that of the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) for Parliamentary approval to pave way for the disbursement of the funds for their intended purposes.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu shared the concern of the Member and stated that the various Ministries concerned will be prevailed upon to do the needful as early as possible.
The Member for Suame who is also Minister for Parliamentary Affairs is hopeful that Ministers for Local Government Rural Development and Decentralisation, Health and Education will submit their respective formulae for Parliamentary approval latest by next week.
Parliament reconvenes Tuesday May 25, 2021 after a long break for the Second Meeting of the First Session of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
The House is expected to consider and pass a number of Bills including several Private Members Bills into law, approve some international agreements, treaties and conventions, consider President Akufo Addo’s deputy ministerial nominees, the Special Prosecutor nominee among several others.
The later periods of the second meeting of the hang 8th Parliament of Ghanais also expected to witness some interesting happenings after the full complement of the President Government is constituted.
Source: Christian Kpesese (NR NEWS)