SONA 23: Covid funds were not misused – Akufo-Addo

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The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has said that the funds received from donations for Covid in 2020 were not misused as purported.

While delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Wednesday, March 8, Nana Addo, the Covid funds were appropriately used for the purpose of tackling the pandemic.

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“Covid funds were not missed. It is critical that we do not lose the confidence of the people that the crisis we were all in together was being abused. Nothing dishonorable was done with Civid funds.”

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He mentioned that frontline health workers were given 50 percent tax relief for the period. and Ghanaians also enjoyed free electricity and water tariffs during the period.

The Auditor-General report stated that “During our review, we noted that senior management staff and other supporting staff of the Ministry of Information paid themselves a total amount of GH¢151,500.00 as COVID-19 risk allowance for coming to work during the lockdown.”

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However, it was reported that that the Ministry of Health entered an agreement on 15 December 2021 for the supply of 26 Toyota Hiace Deluxe Ambulances valued at US$4,049,460.12 out of which US$607,419.02 was paid to vide PV No. IPF 22-007 of 2 September 2022 is to be delivered by 15 January 2022.

However, the report said, the ambulances remained undelivered as of 28 November 2022.



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