June 6, 2017

Former Deputy Minister of Finance and Ranking member on Finance, Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, has said in an interview that it’s wrong, for the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta to give an impression that, he is saving the Nation six hundred twelve million dollars $ 612 million dollars with his $2.25milion dollars bond.

He noted that, the maths does not add up, “Per our calculation they are wrong, we are asking them to give full particulars and how they say this is going to come about. Again the point of termination, is for us to be satisfied with responses given then job done and answers given on conflict of interest and insider trading”.

There are so many unanswered questions, after the answers given by the Finance Minister we will then decide if a probe is necessary in the this whole matter, he said.

Presenting the business statement on the floor of Parliament, Majority leader Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu confirmed that, the business committee, had programme that Wednesday 7th of June 2017 the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Atta will go before the House.

To respond to the Half Hour Motion moved by the Minority leader on the 31st of May 2017 and seconded by Majority leader. As the Finance Minister is expected to provide detailed information on the recent Two Billion, Two Hundred and Fifty Million United States Dollars (US $ 2.25 billion) Bond including the full complement of documentation related to the issuance, the participants, the utilisation of the proceeds and the currency in which the Bond was settled.

On the question whether, the Ajumako/Enyan/Esiam legislator met with the Council of State, relating to brouhaha on the bond he noted that, he was not prepare to say anything relating to the issue. But rather as a constitutional mandated body they are entitle to meet any body or institution in their line of duty.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso /ghanamps.com