Former President John Dramani Mahama has intervened in the dispute over the release of an audit report on how the government used COVID-19 monies between Attorney General and Minister for Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame and Auditor General Johnson Akuamoah-Asiedu.
Mahama said in a tweet on Wednesday that the letter from the AG was written to intimidate the Auditor General and that the government is “a conducive atmosphere for corruption to thrive.”
The former leader of the country claims that President Nana Akufo Addo and his administration are not only apathetic to the battle against corruption but also “collaborators” in the numerous corrupt activities occurring in government.
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The publishing of the Auditor General’s report before Parliament has finished considering it has been deemed unlawful by Godfred Dame.
According to Mr. Dame’s letter to the Auditor General, Article 187(5) of the Constitution requires the Auditor General to submit his report to Parliament and to highlight any inconsistencies in the audited accounts in that report.
According to the Auditor General’s report on government COVID-19 spending for the months of March 2020 to June 2022, the government spent a total of GH11,750,683,059.11 on COVID-19.
According to Section 16 of the Audit Service Act, 2000 (Act 584) for submission to Parliament, the special audit report was created.
The numerous expenditures made by Ministries, Departments, and Agencies were described in detail.