We will investigate how the govt used the Covid-19 fund— Haruna Iddrisu
The Minority Leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has threatened that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will probe how the funds secured by government for the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were used.
According to him, monies allocated for covid-19 which aims to protect lives and public health were used for political purposes to solicit votes from the electorates in the just-ended election.
“We will be investigating Covid-19 and the money they spend on election instead of spending it on Covid to protect lives and public health,” he said.
He made this comment on the sidelines of the State of the Nation Address which was presented by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Parliament on Tuesday.
“They did not spend the Covid money on public health they were dishing it around and sharing it to men and women across the country to get votes,” Mr Iddrisu alleged.
The legislator insisted that the President has squandered public funds in such a way that it undermines the democratic process.
“One of the most dangerous things Nana Addo has done to our democracy is the huge dosage of money used in this election going forward that would undermine the integrity of any democratic process,” he said.
Mr Iddrisu noted that the sharing of money at polling stations to influence voters did not guarantee democracy and condemned the act.
“It has never ever happened even at polling stations people sharing money and putting monies in masks for voters and you think that gives you a democracy? I’m sorry,” he added.