The Minority in Parliament has bemoaned how the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) breached procurement laws prior to the 2020 polls and shared contracts among themselves without due diligence.
Speaking at a press briefing in Accra, the Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini noted that the Minority had raised red flags about these contracts however, little was done about it.
“Before the elections, we had called to complain and raise issues with the way and manner contracts were being awarded especially through parliamentary candidates under the Ministry for Special Initiative which was passed through the Development Authority.
We did indicate then that, parliamentary candidates of the New Patriotic Party were seen cutting sod for projects to be done through the development Authorities, we questioned the locust of these people who were involved in those projects. Yesterday when the Minister for that sector appeared at the appointments committee it came to light that indeed our worse fears was the case,” he said.
“It is instructive to note that budgetary allocations in Ghana, have led in most cases to about 65% of those allocations leading to procurements and that is a huge avenue for corruption if care is not taken.
So yesterday we revealed that the NPP indeed were sharing contracts under the authorities like toffees, like ‘Maasa so you have letters boldly written on the letterhead of the NPP to companies and without rigorous’,” Mr Suhuyini stated.