The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) and its partner-CSOs have sent a follow-up letter to the Ministry of Finance to provide detailed information relating to projects that resulted in GHC 2.75 billion savings for Ghana within the next ten working days.
The action follows an earlier petition submitted to the Ministry on Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 requesting for information on single source and restrictive tendering contracts from which the savings of GHC2.75bn were made as disclosed in the Finance Minister’s presentation of the 2019 Mid-Year budget review of the government to the Parliament of Ghana.
In a followup petition to the Ministry of Finance signed by Mrs. Beauty Emefa
Narteh, Executive Secretary of GACC and on behalf of its CSO-partners, and copied to News Ghana, it stated that, “Our request is in accordance with the provisions of Article 21(f) of the 1992 Constitution. Also, the Public Procurement Authority is obliged to publish the restrictive tendering and single source procurement contracts on its website, and our interest is in only those contracts from which the savings were made.”
Find a copy of the follow-up letter of petition below
This is a follow-up to a letter sent to you, dated 17th September, 2019, Ref.: GACC/GV/016/09/19.
We wrote and requested detailed information relating to projects that resulted in GHC 2.75 billion savings for Ghana, with reference to your disclosure of this information on 29th July 2019 during the presentation of the 2019 Mid-Year budget review to Parliament. Enclosed is a copy of our first letter to you. We have however not received any response.
We would appreciate it if a response is given to our request within ten working days upon receipt of this letter.
Beauty Emefa Narteh (Mrs.)
ON BEHALF OF THE UNDER-LISTED
1. The Minister of State in-Charge of Public Procurement Office of the President Annex, Ridge-Accra
2. The Acting Chief Executive Officer
Public Procurement Authority
3. The Chief of Staff Jubilee House, Accra
List of organisations
1. Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC)
2. Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII)
3. Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
4. Ghana Centre for Democratic Governance (CDD-Ghana)
5. Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG)
6. Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP)
9. Financial Accountability and Transparency-Africa (FAT-Africa)
11. West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)
12. Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)
13. Centre for Local Governance Advocacy (CLGA)
14. Citizens Movement Against Corruption (CMaC)
15. Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF)
16. ISODEC/CSO Oil and Gas Platform
17. Economic Governance Platform
18. Parliamentary Network Africa
19. Africa Centre for International Law and Accountability (ACILA)
20. Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
21. Legal Resources Centre (LRC)