October 31, 2018
Deputy Minority Leader Dr. James Klutse Avedzi is demanding that the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta should avail himself to workings of the House.

According to Deputy Minority Leader the Finance Minister was not on the floor of the House yesterday and the Deputy Finance Minister Abena Osei-Asare was urged to inform him to be on the floor of the House but that has not been done.

Deputy Majority Leader, Sarah Adowa Safo on her part indicated that the Finance Minister is working on presenting a good budget to the floor of the House.

This issue came to play on the floor of the House on Wednesday the 31st of October 2018 when the Finance Minister was to present a paper on the floor of the House on an agreement establishing the Trade Insurance Agency Treaty (ATI).

When the House questioned the where about of the Minister, the Deputy Minister of Finance Abena Osei-Asare indicated to the House that the Finance Minister is not in but conducting a business that would benefit the country.

Speaker Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye cautioned that in the future the Deputy Majority Leader should not indicate that the Finance Minister was preparing a good budget being the reason why he is not on the floor and rather state why the Minister is absence.

Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye further allowed the Deputy Minister to lay the paper on behalf of the Finance Minister.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com