The tweet from the outspoken official, reads, “ @MBawumia @NAkufoAddo
You raised GHS21.8b to fight COVID but only spent GHS11.7b on COVID activities. You used the remaining GHS10b in “budget support” – a euphemism for your wasteful election expenses. Only to blame COVID for all your failures. Aren’t you ashamed?
His comments came in the wake of the Auditor General’s report on the purchase of $80M worth of Covid vaccines.
According to the AG, the government paid more than $120m to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) but only $38m worth was disbursed.
Hence the Auditor General has recommended to the Director General of the Ministry of Health to renegotiate and recover the outstanding amount.
This, according to the AG, should be done immediately to ensure recovery of the amount to the state.
“We note that the Ministry of Health on behalf of the Government of Ghana has paid the sum of $120,192,379.80 to UNICEF/AVAT for the supply of vaccines.
“However, 5,109,600.00 doses of vaccines valued at $38,322,000.00 were supplied to the National Cold Room with a difference of US$81,870,379.00 with UNICEF/AVAT.
“We recommend that the Director General of the Ministry of Health should renegotiate the outstanding amount with UNICEF/AVAT” He said.