‘Ensure prudent spending of COVID-19 National Trust Fund & Donations’-GACC to Govt.

Government of Ghana (GOG) and COVID-19 National Trust Fund has been called upon to ensure prudent spending of the funds and other donations as the country fights the novel, Coronavirus.

The call by the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is to ensure the purpose of establishing the Trust Fund is realised as well the various donations are evenly distributed to curb the spread of the virus.

This was contained in a press release issued and signed by its Executive Secretary Beauty Emefa Narteh (Mrs.) copied to www.thenewindependentonline.com

GACC further used the release to remind government and all persons who deal with, or on behalf of government in expending COVID-19 funds to ensure that transparency and accountability to the
people prevail.

“GACC is urging the government and all persons in charge of procuring goods and services to be guided by value for money considerations, and strictly abide by the emergency public procurement
laws”, it added.

To that effect, “GACC and like-minded CSOs will lead the charge of citizens to demand accountability from the
people we have entrusted with our COVID-19 funds and resources”.

Meanwhile, the Coalition commended government on the bold steps taken to
fight the spread of the corona virus in Ghana.

Furthermore, also commended private companies, individuals, religious organizations and civil society organizations that have donated to the COVID-19 pool fund and/or are implementing interventions to help their communities cope with the effects of this pandemic.

“GACC would like to express our sincerest appreciation to the men and women working on the front lines to return our lives to normalcy”, it acknowledged.

On social interventions measures, the Coalition commended
Government for them, thus relieving the effect of the ban on public engagements on commerce, and thus the livelihood of Ghanaians, particularly the most vulnerable in our society.

Finally, GACC through the press release encouraged all residents across the country to abide by the safety and hygiene protocols, and restrictions on movements, as instructed by the President, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo.

Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) is a unique cross-sectoral grouping of public, private and civil society organizations with a focus on promoting good governance and fighting corruption in Ghana.

Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Ishmael Barfi

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