Members of the Public Accounts Committee [PAC] of Parliament are livid over the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Kofi Wampah’s continuous failure to appear before the committee.
The committee members feel the governor is deliberately avoiding them.
A Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana Millison Narh apologised on behalf of Dr. Wampah after the MPs expressed their frustrations, saying “The governor apologises for his inability to be present here. He is engaged in other official duties and that is why he is unable to attend. He sends his apologies.”
Attempts by Deputy Finance Minister Mona Quartey and Deputy Governor Millison Narh to defend Dr Wampah did not go down well with committee members who took turns to chastise him.
The Vice Chairman of PAC, Samuel Atta Akyea expressed his misgivings about the Governor ‘s attitude, saying his actions were unpardonable.
“What you are telling this committee has contempt implications, that the assignments we do here are being subordinated to other things which do not have the powers of the constitution. Apart from ill health, which should be certified by a doctor,there is no good reason why you should not be here. This particular governor is fond of excuses,” Atta Akyeah said.
On Monday, January 18, the PAC postponed its sitting because officials of the BoG claimed they were not ready to answer the committee’s questions.
BoG further explained that they could not attend the meeting because they did not receive the information to appear before the committee early.
By: Jeffrey Owuraku Sarpong/citifmonline.com/Ghana