Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam, Cassiel Ato Forson, has countered promises by Kweku Baako that the Lender Medical center are unable to be mentioned be a venture by previous President John Mahama.
According to the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Finance Committee, it is an unblemished truth that the medical center, managed by the Financial institution of Ghana (Lavatory), was constructed through the tenure of the John Mahama.
“The Financial institution Healthcare facility continues to be an unimpeachable John Mahama legacy,” he headlined a shorter piece on the matter.
According to him, Mr Mahama supplied the necessary leadership and vision to be certain project results.
“For the document and for the avoidance of any scintilla of doubt, the Authorities of Ghana is the shareholder of the Lender of Ghana just as the Ghana Cocoa Board,” Mr Forson said.
Mr Forson wrote his belief piece in reaction to statements attributed to the Editor-in-Main of the New Crusading Manual newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, that the Band of Ghana has the autonomy to embark initiatives without recourse to cash from central authorities.
Cassiel Ato Forson’s piece that defends the building of the clinic as a legacy of John Mahama is printed below.
The Lender Hospital remains an unimpeachable John Mahama legacy
As previous Deputy Minister accountable for Finance and a single who served on the board of the Bank of Ghana from 2013 to 2017, I ensure with no equivocation that the Financial institution Medical center is a President John Mahama legacy.
The Financial institution Clinic was crafted using community resources at the time H.E. John Mahama was President of the Republic. President Mahama provided the leadership and eyesight that was wanted at the time to conceptualize and set up the healthcare facility.
Mr. Baako wants to realize that the central financial institution has useful autonomy and that autonomy does not utilize when it will come to the use of public resources.
It ought to be produced clear that the Central Financial institution would make earnings by way of its functions. The profit of the Lender of Ghana are public cash, therefore the use of these funds are subject matter to the directives of the Governing administration of the day less than the regulations of Ghana thereof.
Acquiring served on the Board of the Financial institution of Ghana, I can impeccably validate that it was the eyesight and plan directive of President Mahama all through that era which knowledgeable the design of the Lender Medical center.
For the report and for the avoidance of any scintilla of doubt, the Government of Ghana is the shareholder of the Lender of Ghana just as the Ghana Cocoa Board.
It is trite awareness that the govt of the day apart from appointing the Governor and Deputy Governors, creating appointments to the baord the Government gives coverage way on how profits (financial gain) accrued from a community establishment which has purposeful autonomy is utilized.
There is no gainsaying in the actuality that the novel coronavirus pandemic has introduced to the fore the terrific vision and sound judgement of President Mahama in positively altering the health and fitness landscape of our nation. From the Bank Medical center to the Ridge Healthcare facility to the University of Ghana Clinic to the Dodowa Medical center to the Higher West Regional Clinic to the Maritime Clinic and a lot of others, President Mahama stands vindicated for the superiority of his eyesight in transforming the well being sector of Ghana.
The the very least President Mahama warrants in particular from an individual who claims to be his pal is an sincere admission of the info.
How ironic that when it fits Mr. Kwaku Baako, he blaims President Mahama for the depreciation of the forex for the duration of his tenure without recourse to the 1992 Structure of Ghana and the Lender of Ghana Act, 2002 (Act 612) which prescribes the duty of price tag steadiness like inflation, interest level and the administration of the currency to the Financial institution of Ghana and but by some warped logic and selective amnesia, he only remembers the Lender of Ghana’s functional autonomy now simply just mainly because he have to deny President Mahama credit history.
Mr. Baako can continue to do his blinded PR for the Authorities he prefers, nonetheless, he is not entitled to his individual established of specifics.
As a former member of the Bank of Ghana Board, I am honoured to assert that The Financial institution Medical center is a very pleased legacy of the NDC and John Mahama. No amount of money of unprincipled propaganda gymnastics can adjust this apparent actuality.
Potentially Mr Baako should really use all that electricity to explain to us what investments his darling President Akufo-Addo has built in the wellbeing sector given that assuming the Presidency specifically at this essential time when we are at war from COVID-19.
Facts shall often be sacred.
Cassiel Ato Forson (MP)
Rating Member, Finance Committee of Parliament.
Member, Board of Lender of Ghana.(2013- Jan 2017)