Cronies of Akufo Addo enriching themselves through COVID-19 – Haruna Iddrisu

Minority leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has taken a swipe at the Akufo-Addo led administration for allegedly enriching his friends and families through COVID-19 funds in the wake of the pandemic.

According to him some two key contracts related to covid-19 and awarded by the Akufo-Addo government has been labeled as a vehicle for cronyism.

Speaking at a Press conference in Accra on Thursday, the Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu for instance questioned the award of a contract to Enterprise Life, a company owned by finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta for insurance for Covid-19 frontline health workers, alleging conflict of interest in that decision.

Also, the awarding of Covid-19 testing at the Kotoka International Airport to one Frontiers Healthcare Services Limited was also red-flagged.

Haruna Iddrisu indicated that “The company was registered on 21st July 2020 just few days to the commencement of its operations. The company as we have investigated is owned by Healthcare Solutions Services Limited which is owned by the Peters Family Company Limited, also incorporated in 2020. The Peters Family Company Limited itself is registered as an offshore in Dominican. Therefore we don’t want to believe that this may be another case of family and friends.”

Mr Iddrisu also asked that“how was this contract for charging of $150 per passenger awarded? What procurement process was used. The company Healthcare Solutions Services Limited, the rule is that if you don’t have a laboratory you don’t qualify for purpose of undertaking these services. How come they were chosen for the purpose of this and we are looking for further and better particulars of the entity?”

“We are not only concerned about the poorly crafted scheme that they are using to cash-in on poor Ghanaian travelers who are desirous of returning home. But the inability of Frontiers Healthcare Services Limited to deliver the very services for which poor Ghanaian passengers pay $150 for,” he added

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