Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), James Klutse Avedzi is upset over the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu’s continuous disregard for the Committee.

According to the Chairman, the Health Minister has refused to appear before them in spite of the Committee’s invitation to him.

“This Committee started work from 2021 to this year, he [Health Minister] appeared before this Committee only once.  He was the former Chairman of this Committee, he was the one who had been inviting people and when people don’t come, he did not take it lightly. Now he, himself is doing exactly what he was against,” he said.

His comment comes after the Public Accounts Committee considering the 2018 Auditors Report, invited the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu to answer queries and some infractions under the Health Ministry but he failed to show up.

Mr. Avedzi said the conduct of the Health Minister will be tabled before the House for sanctions over his disrespect for the Committee.

“We have a Ministry who has a Minister and two deputies and none of them will appear before the Committee. You have spent public money, come and account for it. Your name appeared in the report of the Auditor-General which means that there is something wrong, so come and tell us how you would resolve the issue,” he added.