The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has been accused of breaching the laws of the country by withdrawing funds from the Consolidated Fund for the construction of the national cathedral.
The accusation was leveled against him by the Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, July 6, 2022, the lawmaker alleged that the minister engaged in the act without the required parliamentary approval.
“The finance minister on the blind side of Parliament has instructed three withdrawals from the Consolidated Funds without parliamentary approval. The latest in this unending saga of the national cathedral is on the 4th of July. We activated an RTI request writing to the PPA to ask them to provide information. This is another layer in this scandal… The PPA in response to our quest is stating clearly that they have no record on the construction o the national cathedral,” Ablakwa revealed.
His address follows the response he received from the Public Procurement Authority that it had no knowledge of the ongoing National Cathedral project and how contracts were awarded.
Mr. Ablakwa was of the view that it was shocking that Ribade Company Limited, was chosen for the construction project without the involvement of the Public Procurements Authority.