Covid – 19 Relief Items Are Being Sold on Market By NPP Members – NDC

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The largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of selling some of the covid -19 relief items to the public.

The NDC alleged that items meant for distribution to the poor and vulnerable have been sent to markets for sale.

Speaking at the maiden weekly press briefing on monday, the ranking member of Finance Committee of Parliament, hon. Ato Forson, revealed that about Gh 1.2 billion was budgeted for the lockdown period.

The Ajumako MP explained that Ghc 40 million was made available for the provision of food packages and hot meal and allocation of Gh 40.3 million to the Ghana National Buffer Stock Company for the provision of dry food to support the vulnerable in the lockdown areas.

Furthermore, the MP also touched on the Ghc 200 million allocated for the provision of water and sanitation which was not put into use for the intended purpose.

The opposition NDC is therefore calling on the Auditor General to start investigation into the use of COVID-19 Fund.

Opposition members of parliament have expressed worry over the reckless borrowings and expenditure due to the coronavirus epidemic, the country is facing.

They have also revealed further that the government is printing Ghc 10 billion through the Bank of Ghana to finance the budget at blind side of parliament.


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