The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, has promised to make a strong case for an amendment to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) act.
It is the conviction of Mr Nortsu-Kotoe, who is also Akatsi North Member of Parliament, that the amendment will help GETFund deliver on its mandate.
The lawmaker made these remarks while contributing to a stakeholders’ forum at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences by GETFund on Tuesday.
“The GETFund Act must be amended because there are a lot of things they are not able to do because they have been capped. As of now, their source of funding is 2.5 per cent value-added tax (VAT),” he bemoaned.
In view of this, he has announced plans to file a private member’s bill in parliament to push for the amendment.
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He has, therefore, appealed to the Majority caucus to support his move when the time comes.
Also, he urged the Finance Ministry to be timely in releasing funds to the agency.