Akufo-Addo’s Performance Tracker could not track corruption – Joyce Bawah

By Majesty 3 Min Read
Joyce Bawah

Joyce Bawah Mogtari, a special aide to former president John Dramani Mahama, criticises the Akufo-Addo-led government’s recently introduced Performance Tracker, calling it a misplaced focus.

She maintained that the tracker ignores the pervasive corruption that has harmed public finances throughout the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia regime.

The tracker, according to Madam Bawah, is an unnecessary waste of scarce state resources because it provides no information about the government’s extravagant spending.

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The former Deputy Transport Minister accused the government of nepotism in a tweet on Thursday, April 11, pointing out that 80% of government projects and contracts are given through single-source procurement. The minister also claimed that the government selects certain people and businesses for lucrative contracts.

She stressed that Ghanaians had expected the tracker to provide information on government performance, especially with regard to nepotism and dubious contracts.

“To my utter surprise and disappointment, the misleading GoG Performance Tracker failed to track the performance of Akufo Addo/Bawumia’s performance on corruption.”

“What a waste of precious resources! Tell us how you and your boys and girls have perfected the art of corruption.”

“We are told that 80% of government projects and contracts are single-sourced, and individuals and companies are handpicked by this nepotistic government and awarded juicy contracts,” she posted.

She also urged the government to stop wasting public funds and to give priority to measures that will improve the lives of Ghanaians who are struggling.

She continued, “That is what this NPP government ought to be pursuing and returning to the now pitifully empty public coffers.

Her comments follow the government’s Performance Tracker unveiling on Wednesday, April 10, at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra. The platform seeks to improve accountability and transparency in the execution of public infrastructure projects across the country.

Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the Minister of Works and Housing, introduced the Performance Tracker and highlighted its function in encouraging accountability and openness in infrastructure projects around the country. He emphasised the importance of the tracker in resolving issues with project dependability and accuracy, especially when it comes to project outcomes as represented by artists’ impressions.

Nkrumah stated that the tracker presently has information on more than 13,000 projects across the country at the ceremonial unveiling at GIMPA. Additionally, he stated that the tracker expands upon the Delivery Tracker, which Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia unveiled in 2020.

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