Rising public debt: Terkper asked to be tough with ministers

Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, has been asked to be tough on his colleague ministers to keep expenditure within approved budget limits.

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Osafo Marfo, says if Mr Terkper is really committed to checking the rising public debts his advice is the best way to go.

He said on Joy Fm that, Mr. Terkper must press hard even if it will cost him his job.

“The Minister of Finance should not put the country in difficulty by supervising the abuse of the limits,” he said.

He adds: “You will become unpopular but if you are doing the right thing then you are not really being unpopular, you are being disciplined”.

The former finance minister also maintains Parliament and Auditor General’s department cannot be excused from the current rising public debts which stood at GH ¢83 billion as of July this year.

The Former Minister of Finance was speaking spoke after chairing a programme put together by the Ayisi Associates on alternative ways to raise funds during challenge



Source: myjoyonline