The Minority in Parliament has reiterated the need for a bipartisan probe into Covid funds.
The renewed call follows revelation from the World Bank country director that Ghana was given $260million to fight the pandemic.
Addressing the media ranking member for the health committee Kwabena Mintah Akandoh posited that the government has not disclosed the said money in both the 2021 and 2022 budgets.
“We heard the World Bank country director indicating that Ghana has been given not less than $560million dollars to fight COVID-19. It’s one of the reasons we think that the receipt and expenditure has not been transparent it’s been very opaque. We on the Minority side have filed a private member motion demanding a bipartisan probe into the expenditure.
“We have combed through the 2021 and 2022 budgets if we what the country director said is anything to go by then we have a serious problem at hand because the money received so far doesn’t tally with what has been indicated by the country director.”
The World Bank Country Director, Pierre Frank Laporte recently disclosed that the World Bank had provided the government of Ghana $430 million to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
He further explained that the money was directed at the various campaigns that sought to inform and educate Ghanaians on the Covid-19 and its safety protocols.