The Member of Parliament for Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh says President Akufo-Addo is probably going to defend culprits implicated in the damning COVID report from the Auditor General.
The Auditor General’s particular report on Ghana’s COVID-19 expenditures has recorded some violations in using Covid funds.
Among them, is the cost of over 10 million cedis in insurance coverage premiums to cowl 10,000 frontline well being employees and allied well being professionals and not using a binding contract detailing amongst others who the beneficiaries are.
The report, which spans between March 2020 and June 2022, scrutinizes how monies acquired from the assorted establishments together with the World Bank, AFDB, the European Union and the Contingency fund summing up to GHC21.8billion have been utilized.
Commenting on whether or not heads will roll following the infractions in an interview with Starr News, Mr. Akandoh stated the President will do nothing to culprits concerned in this incriminating act in opposition to the nation.
“As if these individuals are not residing in Ghana with Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo because the President of the republic of Ghana, the clearing agent himself in the seat. What are you speaking about, he will not do it. Is the Health Minister nonetheless not at put up? What didn’t we reveal on the committee, is he not nonetheless at put up?
“Is the Finance Minister still not at post? When members in his own party are saying that the man must be fired. In any serious jurisdiction and any serious or responsible President, the minister responsible for health wouldn’t have stayed for more than a second after the revelation but he is still at post. So, for me I think that it is one of the consequences of voting for the wrong person to steer the affairs,” he reiterated.
Nonetheless, the Juaboso lawmaker stated: “.. we are set out to do what we can. And don’t forget that we have limitations as members of Parliament. So, I wouldn’t want to raise anybody’s expectations when it comes to firing at all. Because the evidence is clear that the man himself has been refusing to clear people even when evidence is enormous or when everybody thinks that he will do the needful”, he acknowledged.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Bernice Mensah