Deputy Minority Leader and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. James Klutse Avedzi. PHOTO CREDIT: CITI

The Minority in Parliament said the $700,000 out of the $35 million World Bank loan for COVID-19 patients as well as provide support for the families of those quarantined is not enough.

This is after Parliament approved $700,000 for coronavirus patients.

Speaking on news and current affairs programme ‘Behind the News’ on GBC’a Uniiq FM, Deputy Minority Leader and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, James Klutse Avedzi said government has to explain to Parliament how the 35 million dollars is going to be disbursed.

He added that the 2% is not fair for households who are going to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On education, Mr Avedzi debunked the notion that government is seeking to access the heritage fund to support the fight against the pandemic.

He said what government seeks to do is to reduce the cap on the stabilization fund.

But the Majority says the Minority is misleading the public if it says the money allocated by the government to support the COVID-19 fight is inadequate.

Reacting to the Minority’s position on Ghana’s allocation of the fund, Member of Parliament for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, said it is too early for the Minority to draw  conclusions.

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