March 11, 2018

Former Deputy Minister of Education in charge of tertiary, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the unavailability of the list of staff at the Presidency is affecting the House in carrying out its oversight responsibility.

According to the former Deputy Minister, the Minority has raised this issue persistently on the floor of the House, with assurance from the Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei that the list would be provided to the House but that promise has not been met.

He further touched on annual reports from the public universities which should be on the floor of the House but non of the report has been received by the House.

“This is affecting our oversight responsibility mandate given by the 1992 Consitution”.

And pointed out that, at the University of Ghana, there is a claim of $64million dollars loan the University took if not paid back might lead to the University being privatized.

Same applies to the University of Education Winneba, there are management crisis, Parliament has not received all these reports, and they are outstanding. “It affects us in carrying our oversight role and duties to help run these institutions”, he lamented.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/