Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has bemoaned government’s inability to account for expenses made with regards to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on Asempa FM he said the government claims to have spent some 21 billion cedis so far on the pandemic response but that it could barely account meaningfully for monies spent.
“COVID became an avenue to create, loot and share, if you read the Audit report and other things we will be revealing soon, look at what happened to the Sputnik V dubious vaccine issue,” he stated.
“So my brother, we hear there were over 100 million dollars for face masks and my brother…. The sad thing is that a lot of the things, they cannot even account for,” he observed pointing out inconsistencies and lack of transparency in repatriation figures and cost and payment of allowances to healthcare workers.
He called for a comprehensive audit into all government expenditures.
“We need a comprehensive forensic audit on all COVID expenditure, of all the over 21 billion we are told has been spent in the name of COVID, we need a comprehensive audit.