President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo emphatically stated that his government did not exploit the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext for engaging in corrupt acts.
In a televised address to the nation on Sunday night, May 28, 2023, the President reassured the public, highlighting the courageous steps taken by his administration to protect citizens' lives despite the unforeseen challenges posed by the pandemic.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
"It took courage, and I am particularly happy that we reopened schools, colleges, and universities at the time we did, despite the fears of some parents and the criticism from our detractors. In some countries, millions of children did not return to school even after being closed for over a year. The logistics required to keep schools open were extensive and costly, but I am delighted that no Ghanaian child was left behind." President Akufo-Addo expressed.
Addressing concerns about financial accountability, President Akufo-Addo assured the nation that COVID_19 expenditures although unplanned, were audited by the Auditor-General at his request and are undergoing parliamentary scrutiny. He emphasized the government's commitment to transparency, stating, "We all deserve to be reassured that the crisis was not used as a cover for corrupt practices...