Gov’t dismisses Mahama’s claim on Covid spending

The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare has dismissed claims by former President John Dramani Mahama that the Akufo-Addo administration has misappropriated Covid-19 funds.

Mr Mahama made the claim during the 24th African Business Conference organized by the Harvard Business School.

“Ghana’s fate was easy to predict with the cavalier handling of the economy by the current administration. We went into the pandemic without adequate buffers, and have emerged with a terribly battered economy,” he said.

“To make matters worse, the pandemic windfall of over GH¢33 billion which could have cushioned the economy remains unaudited and is believed to have been used largely in the quest to win the 2020 elections at all cost,” he said.

But reacting to his comment in interview with TV3, Dr Nsiah Asare said “For anybody especially the Former Head of State who has been in government before, who has been the leader of this country before, should say this thing at an international forum, to me it is something that should be condemned.

“If you get international fora and you are speaking about about your country, it is the time for you to let people know what Ghana has done so far as Covid -19 is concerned.”


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