-How did they get awarded this contract??Who is monitoring their performance?
-How much more of this obvious thievery can we sustained before we return to HIPIC status?
Pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has called for a forensic audit of the account of Zeera, the private company tasked to maintain the nation?s roads.
AFAG claims the $15 million contract awarded to Zeera under the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneur Development Agency (GYEEDA) road maintenance project has been a complete waste of the tax payer?s money.
AFAG?s General Secretary, Arnold Boateng at a news conference explained why Zeera?s account should be audited saying, ?Two weeks ago, AFAG raised the issue on false publication of maintaining the roads of Ghana up to 120,000km although the world bank published a total road network of 109,000km in Ghana; rather unfortunately, Zeera, a company that has been awarded a contract to the tune of over $15 million under GYEEDA?s road maintenance project and youth in the taxi program could only attribute such a red herring to a typographical error.?
He further challenged the ministerial committee established to investigate alleged corrupt practices at GYEEDA to make its findings public.
?We are drawing the attention of the ministerial committee set up to probe GYEEDA to make sure the operations of Zeera are well scrutinized and make available its findings to the general public as we have zero tolerance for further delays.?
According to him, some corrupt government officials have established their private companies undercover GYEEDA and looting the national kitty at the expense of the unemployed youth.
Arnold Boateng thus impressed upon President John Mahama to demonstrate his commitment to fighting corruption by holding some of his alleged corrupt officials accountable for their shoddy deals.
He regretted that ?government cannot address labour concerns at a time state resources are being wasted on unnecessary ventures.?
Source:?Abdul Karim Naatogmah