Former President John Dramani Mamaha has said he looks forward to auditing the fund being used to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a digital conversation with Ghanaians, the former President has cautioned all those in charge of managing and spending the COVID-19 fund to keep safe their receipts because they would be held accountable for it.
As part of the measures to fight Coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo has set COVID-19 Trust Fund where individuals, institutions and companies have donated in regards to curbing the deadly virus.
In the President recent briefing, he noted that an amount of GHC8,750,000 has been received.
“I’m very grateful to individuals and institutions who have responded to my appeal for donations to be made into the COVID-19 National Trust Fund. A total amount of some 8,750,000 cedis which includes 600,000USD has been received.
“I’m happy that so many appointees of my government have also followed my example by donating their salaries to the fund,” he said.
Speaking in a Facebook live conversation on Thursday, April 23rd, former President Mahama emphasised the need for Ghanaians to demand accountability on the expenditure of the fund and the importance of the government to be fair and transparent with Ghanaians.
“I don’t think I need to become President before we demand accountability. All those spending the COVID-19 money should be keeping the receipts because the day of accountability is fast approaching”
“Let us all join hands in demanding accountability and transparency from the government in the management of the COVID-19 funds, after all these are public funds contributed by tax payers.
“I am passionately appealing to the government to ensure a timely release of these funds to the institutions, health and non-heath, so that they can discharge their duties appropriately and according to plan.” Former President John Mahama said.