31.03.2020 Politics

COVID-19 Fight: Minority Leader Demands Briefing From Health Minister

COVID-19 Fight: Minority Leader Demands Briefing From Health Minister
LISTEN MAR 31, 2020

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, is demanding the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu to appear before Parliament to brief members on recent happenings regarding the fight against the COVID-19.

The Finance Minister on Monday delivered a statement to the House on the economic impact assessment of the pandemic.

Speaking in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu said there is the need for the Health Minister to appear before the House to explain how his outfit is managing the situation relative to the donation of monies and items donated by various bodies.

“I also understand that the Chinese government gave some assistance to the Republic, the Minister of Health will have to come to this House to apprise us on how he is dealing with matters relating to that and how the distribution relative to the need for PPEs to support them [Health Workers] is going.”

On the presentation of the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Ghana's economy by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on Monday, the Tamale South legislator demanded some level of urgency from the Finance Committee of the House.

“…But, more importantly, Mr speaker the Finance Committee of this House must meet immediately and consider those matters and report same.”


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