Rating Member on the Finance Committee Ato Forson (Still left) and the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo (Proper)
The Minority Caucus of Parliament has officially petitioned the Auditor General’s Department to carry out a exclusive audit into how the ¢280.3 million, allotted for aid things all through the lockdown time period was invested by federal government.
The petition which was jointly signed by the Rating Member on Parliament’s Finance Committee, Cassiel Ato Forson and the Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka indicated that audit will apparent the allegations and justify how the resources have been utilised.
“Honourable Auditor Common, the Minority Caucus in Parliament with the accountability of guaranteeing the considered utilization of condition sources, in accordance with Area 16 of the Audit Services Act, 2000 (Act 584), as supplied, calls on you to undertake a Exclusive Audit into the expenditure on the ¢280.3 million that was allotted for the provision of food items and h2o underneath the Coronavirus Alleviation Plan (CAP),” they wrote in the petition.
The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta on April 8, introduced the policy document on CAP, trying to find acceptance to commit ¢1.2 billion.
In accordance to Ken Ofori Atta, ¢280 million will go into meals offers and very hot meals although ¢40 million to the Countrywide Buffer Inventory Organization.
An additional ¢200 million will be applied to cater for costs on h2o and sanitation, ¢241 million will address tax waiver for wellbeing staff.
Detailing further, he said ¢80 million will be expended on the allowance for wellbeing staff members, two million cedis will be employed to protect transportation for wellbeing staff ¢600 million will be disbursed as smooth loans to organizations.
But the Minority stresses that it has pretty much been a thirty day period right after the lockdown and the Akufo-Addo-led governing administration has failed to furnish the nation with the expenditure of the resources.
They further accused the functionaries of the incumbent govt of misappropriating the funds intended for the vulnerable.
“The reduced protection and haphazard implementation of the distribution of cost-free foods and dry foods to the vulnerable teams, as effectively as the supply of water to deprived communities, provides us cause for issue that the funds were being not used judiciously by the authorities.”