The Minority in Parliament is alleging that a chunk of the $710 million loan to be contracted by Parliament is purposely for capacity building and consultancy.
According to the MP, the loans are not going to be put to anything profitable that will benefit the state.
Despite the House being on recess, the Speaker reconvened members for an emergency sitting to consider the 5 loan agreements that summed up to the $710 million.
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TV3’s Parliamentary Correspondent, Komla Klutse reports even though the Minority resisted the loans, the Majority pushed over to get the facilities approved for expense by the Executive.
Speaking exclusively to TV3, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the Minority Leader, called on the Civil Society and well meaning Ghanaians to speak truth to power on the ballooning debt portfolio.
“I’m surprised that the NPP has the courage to take additional loans at this critical moment. And we call on the people of Ghana to join the NDC Minority, the opposition, to call on this government to account.
“The opposition cannot do the work alone. There are people in this country that voted for NPP. They voted for this numbers yet they’ve left it only for the opposition to criticise and to point this government to the right direction. I think that is sad.
“We call on Civil Society Organization and well meaning Ghanaians, academia and major institutions of state to join us in opposing this administration because where they are taking us to is scary,” Dr. Forson lamented.
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