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Stop attempts to sabotage the economy – Afenyo-Markin to minority

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The Majority in Parliament has leveled allegations against the Minority side, claiming they are undermining the economy by deterring investors through continuous dissemination of false information.

This comes after the minority raised concerns over what they perceive as the government’s clear disregard for the Public Financial Management Act.

They argue that the government did not secure the necessary parliamentary consent before proceeding with the contract to expand the Kasoa-Winneba stretch of the Accra-Cape Coast highway.

However, Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, in a presser, refuted these claims, asserting that the minority’s recurrent allegations of government entities flouting the Public Financial Management Act to sign contracts are baseless and misleading.

The Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin said this when he addressed journalists in Parliament in Accra on Wednesday.

“The contract in question must be an international transaction. That is where our colleagues should pay attention. It does not mean that every contract with a multi-year value should come to parliament. So they should stop misleading the public. They should stop peddling falsehoods. Every government engages the private sector. The object of that is to create space for economic growth. So if you recklessly scare off the businessmen and where you know that what you are putting out is not true what you are trying to do is to sabotage the economy.

“So I would want to encourage them that we know it’s an election year but let’s argue on facts. Let’s put out the facts,” he stated.

Mr Afenyo-Markin also urged the business community to desist from hoarding dollars as the government works to ensure the stability of the cedi.

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