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Honouring appointees who mismanaged Covid-19 funds won’t whitewash them – Joyce Bawa to Akufo-Addo

A Special Aide to former President, John Dramani Mahama has lambasted the government for giving state awards to persons alleged to have mismanaged Covid-19 funds. 

Madam Joyce Bawah Mogtari says the award would not whitewash these persons. 

In a tweet on Wednesday, March 15, she said a future NDC government will investigate and prosecute any wrongdoing.

According to her, an NDC government will not allow a few to enrich themselves at the expense of citizenry. 

“The recklessness with which government and its aficionados stole in the name of Covid-19 cannot be whitewashed by dishing out state awards to the same companies who mostly received these huge sums without recourse to protecting the public purse.”

The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu amongst others were honoured by the State for their role in the fight against COVID-19.

The award was to recognise the selflessness, hard work and outstanding contributions of the national COVID-19 Taskforce in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They received the awards on Tuesday, March 14. 

The state explained that the Order of Volta-Companion awards cover core members of the COVID-19 national Taskforce, Trustees of the COVID-19 private sector fund and legal team as well as other individuals nominated for special awards in recognition of their extraordinary contributions towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and in other spheres of national lives.

However, Mr Mahama’s Special Aide said the persons cited in the Auditor-General’s audit report on Covid-19 expenditure do not deserve the recognition. 

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