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COVID-19 expenditure probe: Ato Forson accuses Ayew Afriyie of sabotage

Minority Leader in Parliament, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson has accused Dr. Ayew Afriyie, Chairman of Parliament's Health Committee, of deliberately obstructing a parliamentary inquiry into the government's COVID-19 expenditure.

Ato Forson, MP for Ajumako Enyan Essiam, during proceedings on Wednesday, February 21, alleged that the MP for Effiduase/Asokore was impeding the investigation, claiming that some actions of Dr. Ayew Afriyie were intentionally aimed at frustrating the assignment.

“The chairman of the joint committee, Ayew Afriyie, has not called a meeting to sit on the matter. The ranking member cannot obviously call a meeting, and it is only the chairman who can call the meeting. So we are sensing some form of sabotage.

“There was a subcommittee that the joint-committee formed and developed a guideline, and submitted it to the joint committee, which it accepted and as we speak, this matter has been delayed for almost eight months, and we cannot continue like this.”

Speaker Alban Bagbin tasked the Finance and Health committees to swiftly investigate the utilisation of COVID-19 funds, prompted by perceived irregularities.

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