The Minority in parliament has accused President AKufo-Addo of attempting to whitewash the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Strategic Mobilization Ghana Ltd (SML) scandal.
According to the Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, the delay in appointing an audit for the revenue assurance contract between the GRA and SML leaves much to be desired.
This comes after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on January, 2, ordered the immediate suspension of the contract between GRA and SML and also appointed the Audit, Tax, and Advisory Services firm, KPMG, to conduct an immediate audit of the transaction.
In response, the Minority Leader stated in a release that the President’s decision “has come too late in the day.”
“The President, who should have led this fight in the wake of this scandal, is playing catch up since Parliament has also directed GRA to suspend all payments to SML.”
“This whitewashing attempt by the President in the name of an audit will not dissuade Parliament from looking into this matter to stop the siphoning of state resources into the private pockets of government officials and their crony business partners.”