Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and majority leader, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has stated that allocations have been made, and thus parliament must strengthen its oversight responsibility to ensure that measures put in place by the government are followed.
He also mentioned that regular engagements with the ministry of finance and its agencies are very necessary to guide them in their discharge of responsibilities.
Access to macroeconomic analysis, such as macroeconomic diagnostics, debt sustainability analysis, and other socioeconomic policy analysis, is unquestionably a critical strategic imperative that they should request from the Ministry of Finance.
He added that parliament should hire consultants to investigate the facts and figures provided by the ministry of finance in order to determine the best options for Ghanaians.
He emphasized how important it was because allocations are made every year but none of the committees buys into it, so at the end of the year those amounts go unused.
According to his presentation, an allocation of 8 million cedis has been made for such purposes because we are in critical times and require expert and consultants’ second and third opinions to determine which option is best for the country.
He concluded by urging all parliamentarians to participate fully, be committed, and closely follow each presentation, ask probing and searching questions, and make valuable presentations that would enrich the discussions.
By: Justina Quarshie/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana