Deputy Minister for Finance, Dr. John Kumah says claims made by Speaker of Parliament that government may not be able to pay salaries for the next three months are false.
The Speaker of Parliament addressing MPs on Thursday, February 24, 2022 announced that government may struggle to honor some financial obligations including renumeration of employees in the coming months if critical steps are not taken.
“This is not meant to dissuade the committee from carrying out its duties. The government may not be able to pay salaries if nothing is done in the next three months. “
“As a result, we must assume command. He stated, “We have a lot of stuff to do,” he said.
But Mr. John Kumah in a Citi News interview indicated that it is not true government cannot pay salaries.
“It is not true. Even when COVID-19 hit us hard, and we were struggling as a country, we still managed to pay all public workers on time. In January this year, workers were paid on time, We are hopeful that of February will be paid on time.”