A member of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Richard Acheampong says the committee requires “fine details” on the implementation of the expenditure catalogued in the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP).
The lawmaker who’s an NDC Member of Parliament for Bia East claimed in principle the expenditure is incontestable, but the “fine details” will help to ensure transparency and accountability in government spending.
“We need further details so as to hold them accountable, so that it doesn’t become a project for NPP MPs and parliamentary candidates,” he said in an interview on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.
The Finance Minister on Wednesday, presented to Parliament the policy document on the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP), seeking approval to spend ¢1.2 billion.
According to Ken Ofori Atta, GH¢280 million will go into food packages and hotmeals while GH¢40 million to the National Buffer Stock Company. An additional GH¢200 million will be used to cater for bills on water and sanitation, GH¢241 will cover tax waiver for health personnel.
Explaining further, he said GH¢80 million will be spent on the allowance for health staff, GH¢2 million will be used to cover transportation for health workers GH¢600 million will be disbursed as soft loans to businesses.