Deputy chief of staff, Abu Jinapor has strongly defended government’s expenditure of GH¢26,300.20 as donations to funeral in 2019.
According to Abu Jinapor government had to expend the the amount in line with the country’s tradition and culture.
“There are lots of funerals that the state intervenes...for instance the former Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan, former Vice President, some astute public servants, some people who spent their whole adult life serving the state in public or civil service...I have sadly been around where very hardworking staff have either passed away and the Office deems it appropriate to make a donation to motivate workers...” he said on Joy FM.
The Akufo-Addo led administration has come under massive criticisms after figures of expenditure by the presidency became public.
Breakdown of the expenditure reveals that the office spent GH¢1.9 million on refreshments, GH¢62 million on foreign travels and GH¢10,930 for school fees.
Mr. Jinapor however, noted Ghana must have a conversation on the expenditure, taking into account what our culture and tradition says.
“There have been some expenditure which has been part and parcel of our public exchequer for many years which if we put out here some people may find it scandalous,” he said.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer, John Dramani Mahama has been described as a man of peace and tolerance.
According to the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah the former president is a gentleman with good leadership qualities.
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