Stop sabotaging the economy with continuous misinformation – Afenyo-Markin to Minority

Stop sabotaging the economy with continuous misinformation - Afenyo-Markin to Minority1

Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the Majority Leader in , says it is misleading for the to repeatedly accuse government agencies of signing contracts in flagrant violation of the Public Financial Management Act.

At a press conference in Parliament House on Wednesday, Mr Afenyo-Markin urged the Minority to “stop sabotaging the economy by recklessly driving away investors with continuous misinformation to the public.”

The Minority had earlier accused the government of not obtaining Parliamentary approval for the contract to dualize the - section of the - highway.

The Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, questioned the government's funding source for the project during an address to a section of the Parliamentary Press Corps, alleging that it was in clear violation of the Public Financial Management Act.

However, Mr Afenyo-Markin, also the New Patriotic Party () Member of Parliament (MP) for , said: “…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. Every government engages the private sector. The object of that is to create space for economic growth.”

He said scaring off businessmen through false information meant that “you are sabotaging the economy.”

The Majority's Press Engagement, dubbed: “Putting Out the Facts Series”, aimed at ensuring the right information was disseminated to enable Ghanaians to know what was truly happening in the country.

Mr Afenyo-Markin advised the Minority Caucus to remember that the country was in an election year and that arguments should be fact-based.

He also urged the business community to stop hoarding dollars as the government worked to keep the stable.

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