The Wellness Minister-designate claims folks in demand of money meant for the struggle in opposition to Covid-19, the respiratory disease prompted by the coronavirus, will have to be cautious of their steps due to the fact a day to account for their routines will arrive.
Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye in reaction to a question posed by North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, throughout his vetting Wednesday said, “it is sufficient more than enough to remind all those who will supervise the disbursement that the day of accountability will come so that they take that caution or reminder on board.”
Mr Ablakwa experienced requested if Dr Okoe-Boye will aid the setting up of a bi-partisan committee to oversee the expenditure of Covid-19 funds in buy to avoid scandals that have been connected with Ebola in other African countries.
He cited a circumstance in Democratic Republic of Congo where by a former Wellbeing Minister and his economical advisor have been jailed for five several years, for embezzling additional than $400,000 from the country’s Ebola reaction resources.
Also, the govt in Liberia is investigating a circumstance of fraud and corruption in the disappearance of some $5 million in aid dollars meant for the Ebola fight.
And as authorities gets millions of bucks to support its struggle against the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Ablakwa proposed the establishment of a committee to oversee its disbursement.
Whilst Dr Okoe-Boye supports the suggestion, he believes the placing up of a committee even as the fight to tackle the pandemic in even now in drive, will not be worthwhile.
“Trying to sort a committee even though the war is on, would be like a coach or a technical person attempting to obtain players when the match is on.
Probably from the bench, you can remind the players that we will appear to the home and go over your procedures so place by yourself effectively.”
After the pandemic has been controlled, nonetheless, that can be performed, he said.
“Anything to make confident that there’s transparency, I would not rigidly battle it but the timing.
“Maybe if soon after Covid-19 and we are in excellent ordinary instances, that conversation can be place on the desk,” he added.