Ofori-Atta runs to parliament to fix Volta roads gaffe

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 Source: Starr FM

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has rushed to parliament to amend the 2020 budget statement barely 48 hours after his presentation.

The move is to satisfy Chiefs and People of the Volta Region who had accused government of neglecting their roads by refusing to mention them among the list of roads to be fixed.

The Volta Caucus in parliament on Thursday demanded an apology from the minister for the gaffe.

Minority spokesperson on roads and transport Governs Kwame Agbodza told Starr News the minister must amend the budget to capture roads in the Volta Region in region under the critical roads for 2020 program.

On Friday, the minister, in his usual white apparel was in parliament for what could be termed a supplementary budget even before appropriation bill is passed. He added at least 3 roads to the list.

Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu assured the named projects will be keenly monitored to ensure government isn’t pulling a fast one on the people of the Volta Region.

Source: Starr FM
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