MP Alleges: Government restricted applied for $200K from ECOWAS

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Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
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The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has questioned the transparency of the NPP Government Akufo Addo/Bawumia concerning financial assistance for the victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage.

He twittered and share documents intercepted documents from ECOWAS commission, revealing that Ghana has secured a substantial amount of US$200,000.00(GH¢2.4million) in support from ECOWAS a fact not disclosed to Parliament or the Ghanaian Public

The MP write out his concern “Why has the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government concealed from Parliament and the Ghanaian people that they had additionally applied to ECOWAS for financial support for the  Akosombo dam spillage flood victims?

Intercepted documents from the ECOWAS Commission show that ECOWAS has approved US$200,000.00 (GHS2.4million) following Ghana’s application.

When Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta presented the 2024 Budget on November 15, 2023 — he only disclosed government’s applications to the World Bank and the Global Shield Against Climate Risk Fund. (Reference: paragraphs 29 and 30 at page 5 of 2024 Budget). 

This is despite having applied to the ECOWAS Commission some two weeks prior to the budget presentation in Parliament as the intercepted documents from ECOWAS reveal. 

The NDC Caucus in Parliament shall be promptly demanding full disclosure and total accountability on all government requests for funding submitted to international organizations and how these funds are being utilized.

For God and Country. 

Ghana first 🇬🇭”

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