Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister

The Common Fund Administrator, Irene Naa Torshie Addo, and the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta are both expected to appear before Parliament on Tuesday over delays in the disbursement of the District Assemblies Common Funds.

Minority in Parliament has threatened to block the approval of government’s 2020 budget over the delayed disbursement of the Fund.

Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel George Nettey, revealed this on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Monday.

He said the government has since April this year refused to release the financial allocation to the district assemblies despite parliamentary approval.

He added that the government’s refusal to disburse the funds is stifling development at the local level.

He laid the blame squarely on the doorstep of the Finance Minister for failing to release monies to the Common Fund Administrator for disbursement to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will present the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, announced this Friday while presenting parliamentary activities scheduled for next week.