October 26, 2018
Member of Parliament for Suhum, Fredrick Opare-Ansah has dismissed assertion by the Minority on the Finance Committee that due diligence is not done with loan agreement that comes before the committee.

According to most Minority members on the finance committee before the end of the second meeting of the second session and the emergency recall complained of they being rushed to pass loan agreement, and there is not adequate time to go through the agreement.

In an interview, the Suhum lawmaker who has been a long serving member of the House and the committee indicated that he disagree with the Minority’s assertion.

“We do due diligence even with loan agreement that are of urgent nature that needs to be passed with two or three days, again we look at terms of loan agreement that the constitution mandate us to look at. We should not concern ourselves with extraneous matters”, he said.

When we concern ourselves with extraneous matters, we want to know the underlining factors which the loan being sought, which is not within our remit, that is no reason to say we need so much time to look at documents which are not necessarily before us, Opare-Ansah opinioned.

He pointed out further that when the committee is being pressured, they raise issues and the chairman of the committee and leadership of the House do listen to “us”.

His comments come in the wake of male and female halls in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology being turned into mixed halls and the students resistance.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com