Information gathered indicates that the committee that supervised the commissioning of the One Constituency, One Ambulance had allegedly blown over Ghc 1.2 million for the event.
The ruling New Patriitic Party, NPP, who promised Ghanaians of protecting the National Public Purse end up doing direct opposite in almost all of the unnecessary outdooring like that of the Ambulance.
The information indicated that the NPP used an amount, over 1.2million Ghana Cedis on the launch and pediem for teeming party supporters who were bused from various constituencies across the country to the Black Star (Independence) Square in Accra.
Canopies, chairs, brochures, fat allowances for committee members and among others were inflated by the said committee for the commissioning of One Constituency One Ambulance.
As part of the expenditure of the committee, the Akufo-Addo-led administration believes that protecting the public purse spent 1.2million Ghana Cedis on commissioning of Ambulances.
However, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have already spent GH¢63 million which was wasted on foreign trips in only nine months could have bought 100 more ambulances for Ghana.
Moreover, many Ghanaians believes that procuring of ambulances is meaningless unless it is linked to the development of modern health infrastructure to enhanced access to quality healthcare delivery.
Many well-meaning Ghanaians have throw a huge challenge to the Akufo-Addo’s led administration tell Ghanaians how many hospitals, clinics, CHIP compounds and health facilities he and the NPP have built to improve the health sector.
The money, according to sources, excludes free petrol drawn by the committee members.
High spending of the committee member has raised eyebrows in public, with many well-meaning Ghanaians calling for accountability.
Raising questions on the expenditure, many Ghanaians were dose who noted that it was unheard of for a government that is trumpeting to protect the public purse will spend such a colossal amount of money on just commissioning of an Ambulances to each constituencies across the country.
“Is it right for a government that is telling Ghanaians it will protect the public purse, to spend such an amount of money on commissioning of Ambulances?” well-meaning Ghanaians asked the Akufo-Addo lead administration.
Sources, revealed that committee members spend about Gh¢30,000 on media advertisements and Ghc40,000 for media coverage, Ghc30,000 water, drinks and snacks.
By: Ghanaian Voice