The Chairman of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Dr. Mark Asibey Yeboah, has painted a striking and suspicious picture about the competence of the men in government who are running the country's economy.
He said, these elements in government who have been entrusted with the running of the economy and managing the public purse, do not possess any special ability in doing so.
For the fact that the ministers do not possess any special abilities, he claimed they have been coming to him for help in various aspect of economy practice.
In his own words, the ministers are not super human beings and that as the chairman of the Finance committee, ministers have been coming to him to help them with how to go about managing the economy which is the mandate entrusted to them by President Akufo-Addo.
Dr .AsibeyYeboah, who was speaking in an interview with Joy News' Evans Mensah on the PM Express Show ahead of the mid-year budget review which was presented to Parliament by the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta yesterday, revealed that he has been engaging with ministers for the past two weeks and have a number of Bills that needed to be passed before Parliament rises.
"I am one of the MPs who leaves Parliament very late .As late as midnight which is due to the volume of work I have been doing for these ministers and to a large extent my position as the Chairman of the Finance Committee ", he stressed.
According to him, those who know his worth, are always running to him for pragmatic solutions on the best economic and financial management practices.
Dr. Asibey Yeboah, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben South, but lost at the Parliamentary primaries to the Executive Secretary for the Free Zones Authority, Michael Barfi, was boastful about his financial muscles.
"I am a self-made man. I was not one of those who went about lobbying for ministerial appointment. If I was called and given appointment, I would have accepted, but not to go and lobby", he said.
Despite his financial self-praise, he said he is an MP who has never used a driver. He therefore questioned the arrogance of some of the appointees, although he declined to mention their names.
"You have seen some of the appointees using police security, but I can tell you that these people are not entitled to it", he noted.