According to the World Bank, Ghana’s government is free to use the $430 million that the Bretton Woods organization provided to the West African nation to battle the COVID-19 outbreak.
In an interview with Accra-based TV3, the Bank’s Country Director for Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, Mr. Pierre Frank Laporte, said: “We know each and every dollar that is spent and accounted for.”
He said, “We have audits.”
In general, we are extremely comfortable that our resources were used in accordance with the procurement rules that were in place, he said, adding that there are always a few items here and there and some documentation that needs to be followed.
Mr. Laporte noted that “All the funds for COVID were not spent”.
“There were immediate things to be spent on, but there was also construction and procurement of equipment. We don’t feel that our resources have not been properly spent,” he said.
In addition to the $430 million, the World Bank gave Ghana an additional $130 million to buy vaccines.