November 13, 2019
Second Deputy Whip of the Minority and Member of Parliament for Banda, Ibrahim Ahmed has revealed that the budget presentation by the Finance Minister would have been boycotted by both sides of the House, but for the committee of the whole meeting that saw the Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) and the Deputy Finance Minister as well as the release of the DACF.

“The caveat was, without the second quarter of DACF being paid we were not going to participate in the 2020 budget presentation; the Finance Minister should respect the constitution that created his office and respect the quarterly releases prescribe by the constitution”, he added.

He noted in an interview that thae Finance Ministry released a total of four hundred million Ghana cedis for the first quarter of this year.

And pointed out that there was a disagreement between the offices of the Finance Minister and the Administrator of the DACF over the amount that had been released, hence a seven member committee had been set up to try and reconcile the outstanding.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/