The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has formed a special committee to look into the non-payment of clients of the defunct Gold Coast Fund, notwithstanding budgetary allocations.
The committee was formed in response to a petition brought to the House by several consumers of the defunct fund and sponsored by Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga.
The dissatisfied consumers want the House to investigate why they have not been compensated.
Customers are also demanding that the government require that payments be provided to those who have had their funds frozen.
While presenting the petition before the House, Mahama Ayariga said “I wish to present a petition by customers of defunct Gold Coast Fund Management. Mr Speaker, pursuant to Order 76 (3), I move that the petition be read and I also move that by Order 76(3) that the petition be referred to a committee pursuant to Order 191 of our Standing Orders which deals with the constitution of special or ad-hoc committees to look into matters referred to it by Mr Speaker.”
Following that, the Speaker recommended committee members and encouraged them to get started right away.
“I, therefore, establish a committee to receive the petition to investigate and report to the house. I will propose that the Committee chaired by Joe Ghartey and the other members include Nii Lante Vanderpuje, Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, Gizella Tettteh-Agbotui, Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh and two technical experts. They are Dr Theophilus Acheampong and Anthony Kisseh.”