Government misusing oil cash – Ato Forson

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The administration of Ghana is veering off the present state of affairs to the extent the spending of oil income is concerned, Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, Member of Parliament for Ejumako Enyan Essiam, has said.

As indicated by him, oil incomes are required to be utilized for speculations that are self-continuing, notwithstanding, the Akufo-Addo organization, he stated, is putting the cash into activities that don’t create salary to back themselves.

Talking on the floor of parliament on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, Mr Ato Forson, who is likewise a previous Deputy Finance Minister during the Mahama organization, stated: “Mr Speaker, it isn’t to no end that the oil income is intensely directed. Aside from the extraction business that we direct incomes and use that are affirmed, charge income is as a rule not controlled as far as its use.

“Since this sort of income drains over some stretch of time, it is significant for us to direct and that is the reason everywhere throughout the world, nations are moving for the guideline of the utilization of oil income.

“Obviously, we are seeing a framework where we are utilizing our oil income for utilization and therefore, we have regularly said that there is the requirement for us to turn around to existing conditions”, the resistance MP expressed.

He included: “business as usual has dependably been that we utilize a piece of the oil income for the motivations behind speculation that can pay for itself however lamentably where we are utilizing it for utilization.”

In the mean time, an individual from the Minority on the Finance Committee of Parliament, Mr Benjamin Kpodo has kicked against the free-for-all free senior secondary school being subsidized with oil cash.

He stated: “Free SHS ought to be biased so that those of us who can pay ought to be made to pay. We are not contradicted to free senior secondary school instruction but rather we are stating that the wealthy who can pay ought to be made to pay.”

He focused on: “We are emphatically for it yet we need it to be biased so that those of us who can pay should pay. The program should focus on the extremely poor so that there will be fairness.”

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