Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor has said all persons who unlawfully expended COVID-19 cash must be made to face the laws.
There have been various infractions in the COVID-19 expenditure report by the Auditor-General latest report which captured expenses between March 2020 and June 2022.
The Attorney General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, revealed a number of illegal and corrupt activities in government’s expenditure for COVID-19 between that period.
Some of the corrupt activities which were identified include: payment of a total of US$607,419.02 out of US$4,049,460.12 for procurement of 26 ambulances which were not delivered, payment of unapproved ¢151,500 by the Information Ministry to its own staff as COVID-19 insurance, payment of $80m worth of vaccines by government which was not delivered, amongst other infractions.
Reacting to these infractions on Dwaboase programme on TV XYZ, Mr Dafeamekpor who is also a private legal practitioner highlighted some of the infractions and condemned the unlawful expenditure.
“The looting that has been revealed in the report is mind boggling,” the MP told host Prince Minkah.
“Can you imagine that some chiefs were given cash to help contain the virus? I mean how can chiefs be made to curb the spread of the virus?” he quizzed.
Asked if those cited would be left off the hook, Dafeamekpor, who is a member of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) probing the infractions, said the laws ought to deal with such persons.
“It will not be business as usual, the laws must deal with these persons at all cost,” he said in Akan.