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GSS, NHIA & DACF administrator to brief Parliament on Tuesday

Members of Parliament are expected to be briefed by heads of some key state institutions on matters relating to their formulae of disbursing statutory funds and mode of operations.

This was disclosed by the Deputy Majority Leader and Effutu Constituency lawmaker,  Alexander Afenyo Markin.

Presenting the Business Statement for the Fifth Week ending Thursday 24th June 2021, the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin, noted that the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is expected to use the opportunity to provide insight into the Population and Housing Census exercise going on across the country and also provide the role Members of Parliament would be expected to play towards a successful exercise.

He indicated that the officials from NHIA would brief the House on critical issues pertinent to the formulae for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for the year 2021.

The Deputy Majority Leader further informed the House that the Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) would also be given an opportunity to present the disbursement formulae of the DACF to the House for approval.

The Deputy Minority Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim noted that Parliament is mandated by law to approve the formulae for the disbursement of NHIF, DACF, and GETfund within three months after the year’s budget has been presented but there has been an undue delay from Heads of these state institutions.

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu was of the view that the delay by President Nana Akufo-Addo to constitute the Road Fund Board, other various Board for state institutions and appointing of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) is causing severe hardship to some individuals especially contractors, therefore the President must act fast to address these situations.

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