Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
The Foreign Affairs Minister Ayorkor Botchway has bemoaned the decision by the Finance Ministry to limit its use of Internally Generated Funds (IGF) saying it would affect its operations.
Parliament approved GHC398.7 million allocation for the Foreign Affairs Ministry for 2017 on Thursday.
The minister wondered how the ministry will be able to fulfil its commitments to Ghanaian missions abroad when government’s disbursement delays.
“We don’t even have enough money to recruit staff to run goods and services and assets. We are not given that much. What happens is that, the 35 percent that is retained is what is sent to some of these missions to rescue them in times of difficulty,’ she told citi news.
She appealed to the finance ministry to reverse its decision.