The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has urged the government to be transparent and accountable to Ghanaians on how it spends the COVID-19 Trust
The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has urged the government to be transparent and accountable to Ghanaians on how it spends the COVID-19 Trust Funds and donations.
The Coalition, however, commended the government on the bold steps taken to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana.
This was contained in a press release issued by Mrs. Beauty Emefa Narteh, the Executive Secretary of GACC.
The Coalition also commended private companies, individuals, religious organizations, and civil society organizations that have donated to the COVID-19 fund and/or are implementing interventions to help their communities cope with the effects of this pandemic.
The Coalition reminded government and all persons who deal with or on behalf of the government in expending the COVID-19 funds to ensure transparency and accountability to Ghanaians 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.”
“GACC and like-minded CSOs will lead the charge of citizens to demand accountability from the people we have entrusted the COVID-19 funds and resources.”
GACC expressed appreciation to the men and women working on the front lines to return lives to normalcy.
It praised government for introducing social intervention measures to blunt the effect of the ban on public engagements on commerce, and thus the livelihood of Ghanaians, particularly the most vulnerable in our society.
It encouraged all residents in the country to abide by the safety and hygiene protocols, and restrictions on movements, as instructed by President Akufo Addo.
GACC is a unique cross-sectoral grouping of public, private and civil society organizations with focus on promoting good governance and fighting corruption in Ghana.