Saturday, 13 July

Ghanaians deserve to be assured COVID-19 wasn’t used as a cover for corrupt practices – Akufo-Addo

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Despite the lifting of restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghanaians will, however, still have to pay the Covid Health Recovery Levy

President Nana Akufo-Addo has reassured Ghanaians that his government did not take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to perpetuate corruption.

He said, “Let me make it clear that COVID expenditures, essentially unplanned, have been subject, at my instigation, to audit by the Auditor-General, and are going through parliamentary processes. 

“We all deserve to be reassured that the crisis was not used as a cover for corrupt practices.”

The President said this in his covid-19 address to the nation on Sunday, 28 May 2023.

Despite the lifting of restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghanaians will, however, still have to pay the Covid Health Recovery Levy.

This according to the President, is to enable government bridge the fiscal gaps caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He entreated Ghanaians to bear with government as it maintains the levy. 

 “The COVID Health Recovery Levy that was introduced to help fill some of the expenditure holes might not be the most popular tax.

 “But I entreat all of you to bear with us,” the President said.

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku