The Minority caucus in Parliament is accusing the ruling party of exploiting Ghanaians under the guise of COVID-19.
In a press conference, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu wonder why the government will be pay money to Enterprise Insurance to insure health workers who were directly involved in the fight against COVID-19.
“We all know the faces behind Enterprise Group. At least, we know that the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, and cousin of President Nana Addo, is a beneficiary owner of the Enterprise Group. This is quite revealing. This is because we have a President who touted that he was not coming to public service to enrich himself or family but he is doing the exact opposite”
“At a time that Ghanaians and their companies are struggling due to COVID-19, our President did not find it necessary to, at least, open up to other companies in the insurance industry through a competitive bidding processes. All the President did is to hand-pick his cousin’s company and doled out GHS10 million-plus under the cover of insurance premium for health workers.” he stated.
The Tamale South MP also said the providers of the PCR test at the Kotoka International Airport, The Peters Family Company Limited were given the contract few months after they registered because the owner Benedict Peters is a friend of the President..
“The Peters Family Company Limited itself is registered as an offshore in Dominica. It is trite knowledge that The Peters Family Company Limited is owned by Nigerian businessman Benedict Peters; a friend of President Nana Addo. The Minority is not only concerned about this shady deal, which is a well-crafted scheme to cash-in on poor Ghanaian travellers who are desirous of returning home but also about the ability of the Frontiers Healthcare Services Limited to deliver the very services for which the poor Ghanaian passenger pays one hundred and fifty dollars (US$150) each. The simple fact is the company has no capacity to conduct a single COVID-19 test” he added.
He therefore asked the government to be transparent in awarding contracts especially in this COVID-19 era.
Source: Ghana Waves