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Gov’t must account for every penny spent during lockdown – Minority

The Minority in Parliament in its quest to ensure that state funds are used for its intended purposes have requested that the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo conducts an audit into government’s expenditure under the coronavirus alleviation programme.

Minority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson stated his party had received reports that some Municipal Chief Executives diverted some relief items meant for the vulnerable.

The Minority said their call for an audit is to ensure accountability.

Ato Forson added that government’s decision to remain quiet about monies spent during the lockdown raises suspicion.

He said he suspects that government is trying to massage the figures hence delay in rendering accounts to the people of Ghana.

” We call on the Auditor General to conduct a special audit into monies used during the lockdown to provide food and other items. We just demand an audit into that because it has been almost a month since the lockdown was lifted”.

Last Month the Minority demanded accountability of all funds and donations that had been received to help in the COVID-19 fight.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu addressing a press conference on May 7, 2020, said they were concerned about certain amounts of monies that were quoted by the government for solving certain issues.

According to the Minority some of the figures does not tally and leaves room for speculation, hence they demand high-level accountability.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s cases count for the novel Coronavirus has now hit 8,070 with 2,947 recoveries and 36 deaths.

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