The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government of Looting covid 19 funds.
National Communications officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi speaking at a press conference at NDC headquarters says the Auditor Generals report has clearly shown misuse of covid 19 funds by Akufo Addo’s government, he urge the attorney general to use his power to retrieve all the funds.
The ruling Akufo-Addo led government has failed to account for the funds despite calls by sections of Ghanaians, the minority in Parliament and other Civil Society groups.
According to the communications officer of the NDC the Auditor Generals report has clearly indicate misuse of covid 19 funds by Akufo Addo Bawumia government that NDC party kept announcing.
However the NDC calls on the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) to expedite its public hearings on this Special Audit Report into COVID-19 expenditures. This hearing should be televised live for the Ghanaian public to follow and be apprised of how their government expended COVID-19 funds.
He further urge Parliament to compel the Auditor-General to exercise his power of surcharge and disallowance to retrieve all COVID-19 funds that have been misapplied or misused through various infractions and veritable acts of criminality.
The Communications director appealed to the Special Prosecutor to investigate all Ministers and public officials who have been cited in the report for wrongdoing and bring them to book.
Mr Sammy Gyamfi called on President Akufo-Addoto fire the Minister of Finance, the Health Minister, Kweku Agyemang Menu, the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the CEO of the National Food Buffer Stock Company and all other officials who have been cited in the report for violating the laws of the country in their expenditure of COVID-19 funds.