A former Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry, Tony Goodman has rubbished findings of a research that the Mahama administration diverted part of a government loan facility into the party’s campaign.
The 175 million dollar project was awarded to British Infrastructure Company, NMS for the construction of 7 district hospitals and intergrated systems in the country.
The issue came to bear when SCL Social was given six million dollars to undertake a nationwide survey to provide data for proper health care delivery in the country and a sub contract to conduct research for the NDC.
An administrator to the Mahama campaign team, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo admitted SCL Social gathered essential campaign intelligence in the research.
In a leaked document cited by Joy FM, the former Deputy Health Minister, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo was quoted to have said:
“The SCL Social team headed by Ceris Bailes delivered a high-quality product that was adapted to the specific cultural context of Ghana.
The research undertaken not only responded to our needs but also highlighted a number of issues that were initially not within the scope of the research.”
But speaking on “Ete Sen” on Radio XYZ on Tuesday, October 16, Mr Goodman observed that the facility was used for its intended purpose. He explained “we constructed several district hospitals in places like Dodowa, Garu Timpane, Fomena and other places……..so it is untrue that the money went into how someone wins the elections.”
He further explained “the project went through all the approval stages, it went to Cabinet and Parliament for approval where the Health Committee scrutinized every component of the deal hence, there was no way the money could be used on campaigns”.
Story by: Charles Akrofi/Ghana/myxyzonline.com