North Tongu Member of Parliament Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has welcomed the call by the National Cathedral Secretariat for a Parliamentary probe into the venture.
in a tweet, he stated “The energy of the folks has triggered fairly some optimistic actions from the National Cathedral Board of Trustees; It’s apparent the suspended venture will stay suspended till impartial audits and numerous probes are concluded; Glad they’ll absolutely cooperate with the CHRAJ of Trustees with out additional delay—this might be in his personal curiosity, significantly, having regard for the extra exposés within the pipeline;
“The Board of Trustees’ request for a parliamentary probe is most welcome, and I do hope Right Honourable Speaker Bagbin would approve our motion demanding an enquiry into the entire scandal-dominated cathedral project as submitted to his office last year. Truth, Transparency, Accountability and Justice must always prevail both in the Kingdom of Christ and in our dear Republic. For God and Country. Ghana First.”
movement demanding an enquiry into your entire scandal-dominated cathedral venture as submitted to his workplace final 12 months.
Truth, Transparency, Accountability and Justice should at all times prevail each within the Kingdom of Christ and in our pricey Republic.
For God and Country.
Ghana First 🇬🇭
— Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa (@S_OkudzetoAblak) January 25, 2023
The Secretariat acknowledged in a press release it’s absolutely ready to submit your entire venture to parliament investigations if the House decides to arrange a committee to look into the venture.
Already a, statutory audit of all transactions carried out thus far on the National Cathedral venture is ready to start quickly.
Deloitte, which is claimed to have accepted to be auditors for the National Cathedral of Ghana when it was registered, is being engaged to undertake this train.
The determination to have this statutory audit executed was taken at a gathering of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral on Monday, January 23.
This determination comes after two members of the Board – Archbishop Nicolas Duncan-Williams and Rev Eastwood Anaba – referred to as for a direct suspension of the venture and subsequent audit of contracts awarded thus far.
In a press launch issued on Tuesday, January 24, the Secretariat disclosed that every one related documentation on the venture was submitted to Parliament final month.
“Thus, if Parliament so desires, it may set up a commission or appoint an independent auditor to review all issues concerning the award of contract, procurement, construction works, and financial operations of the National Cathedral project so far.”
It admitted the present monetary difficulties, stressing that the venture has come to a standstill.
In a press release, the Secretariat stated “The project submitted all relevant documents on the project to Parliament in December 2022. Thus, if Parliament desires it may set up a commission or appoint an independent auditor to review all issues concerning the award of contracts, procurement, construction work and financial operations of the National Cathedral project.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana