Spending GHS272m on fumigation alone suggests some persons prefer COVID-19 being with us- Ablakwa

Spending GHS272m on fumigation alone suggests some persons prefer COVID-19 being with us- Ablakwa

Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has intimated that the fight against the novel coronavirus may be an avenue for corruption on the part of some government officials considering the fact that government spent a total of GHS 272 million on the first phase of a fumigation exercise aimed at helping stem the spread of the virus.

In government’s 2020 Mid-Year Review of the 2020 Budget, a total of GHS 272 million has been spent on disinfecting public places such as markets and lorry parks as part of government’s measures to tackle the coronavirus disease.

But Mr Ablakwa has described the amount as colossal, expressing optimism that anti-corruption institutions and the Parliament of Ghana will work to ensure that the fight against very virus does not become a corrupt moneymaking opportunity for people.

Government in partnership with waste managers, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, has embarked on a sustained fumigation of public spaces nationwide as part of measures against the spread of the virus.

A second phase of this nationwide fumigation exercise began this week.

Ablakwa’s post below:

Going through the 2020 Mid-Year Review, it seems to me that some people in government would prefer that COVID-19 stays with us for a very long time.

A colossal GHS272million spent on fumigation alone (see page 66).

I sincerely hope that Parliament and anti-graft institutions would ensure that the corona fight does not become a corona heist.

Interesting days ahead, particularly, as we are told that a second phase of fumigation has just begun.

Source: MyNewsGh.com


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