Friday, 19 July

Mahama vows forensic audit of nat’l cathedral project if elected president

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Mr. Mahama emphasised that an NDC government would meticulously scrutinise every aspect of the project to ensure value for money

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has pledged that his administration will conduct a comprehensive investigation and forensic audit of the National Cathedral project if he is elected president in the December polls.

Speaking at a media engagement in Accra on Sunday, 7 July 2024, Mr Mahama voiced significant concerns about the transparency and accountability surrounding the project.

Mr. Mahama emphasised that an NDC government would meticulously scrutinise every aspect of the project to ensure value for money and adherence to good governance principles.

 He explained that the forensic audit would involve an in-depth examination of financial transactions, procurement processes, and resource allocation related to the project, aiming to uncover any irregularities or instances of corruption and hold those responsible accountable.

“At the time this national cathedral came up, it was somebody’s personal commitment to God. And we were assured that public funds were not going to be used for the national cathedral. Unfortunately, we hear that 300 and something million has gone into it,” Mr. Mahama stated.

He continued: “Where did those payments go? Were they justified? Who did they go to? These are all things that we have to unravel. And I think that that is the first thing we will do before we even decide what to do with that huge pit.”

Mr. Mahama stressed the importance of accountability, stating: “So first, let’s investigate and do a forensic audit, and if people have, you know, illegally and unlawfully taken the money of the people of Ghana, they must be made to refund that money.”

 

 

 

 

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