July 14, 2021

The Minority through its deputy leader, James Klutse Avedzi is calling on the Auditor General to investigate the account of the first lady of the country, Rebecca Akufo-Addo to make sure that, there is enough money in her account in order not to have the issued cheque bounced or uncleared

Also, the Auditor general must calculate an interest on the refunded amount to Mrs. Akufo-Addo to pay.

They asked if “since 2017 that she received this money, does it mean she does not spend the money and she has kept the money for all these times?  If the answer is yes, it means she did not need the money, so why did she take the money in the first place, in refunding the money she has to compute the interest on it”

And further wanted to know if the money she is refunding is the actual money she received, and also to find our if she has enough money in her account so that the cheque eight hundred and ninety-nine plus, she has issued would not bounce.

The Minority opined that the first lady has a nongovernmental organization (NGO) heavily supported by the state institutions like the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), so “if she is refunding the money, it means she does not like any state money. As such monies paid to her NGO should be audited by the Auditor General and all those monies should be returned to the state.

“We welcome her refund” but it should as well extend to other monies she receives for support for her NGO, the Minority stated.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com