Gordon Edudzi Tamakloe, a member of the NDC legal team, is worried the Akufo-Addo government is not prosecuting members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) cited in procurement breaches.
The private legal practitioner says only members of the opposition National Democratic Congress are on trial for breaches despite glaring instances of similar offences under this administration without any action against perpetrators.
Speaking on TV3’s the Key Points Saturday, August 3, 2022, Mr. Tamakloe indicated the president’s inaction on such procurement irregularities makes him an accomplice and also incentivises others to keep up with such illegalities.
He said any person captured in breaching the procurement laws must be made to face the laws irrespective of political affiliation.
“I am aware of officials of the NDC who are being prosecuted for procurement breaches. Now we have appointees of Akufo-Addo who have breached the PPA Act, no sanctions have been taken against them.
“The question boils down to leadership, either Akufo-Addo is not in charge of this country or he is an accomplice in this whole engagement.
“If every year the level of irregularities keep increasing under your watch and you are not taking any actions to deal with it then you are creating the image of being an accomplice.”
The Auditor General’s Report 2021 mentioned among other things indicate that loans and advances amounting to GH¢11,005,582.00 given to public sector workers by the Finance Ministry has not been recovered.
The Report therefore, in its recommendations tasked Chief Director of the Ministry to “liaise with the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department to have the outstanding amounts deducted from the salaries of the staff involved.”
By Felix Anim-Appau|}Onuaonline.com