Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for Spain to attend conference on Africa
- President Akufo-Addo is out to Spain for a conference
- This conference will see Spain announce its plans for Africa
- The president with his entourage will return on March 30
President Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for a conference in Spain, the Jubilee House has stated.
The conference, ‘Focus Africa 2023’ is being held in Madrid. It will see the Spanish government spell out their diplomatic ties and plans for trade and investment with Africa between 2021 and 2024.
The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry. He is expected back on Tuesday, March 30.
In other news.
The Auditor General has released a report on the state of public institutions in 2019 and the details are shocking. It reveals that financial misbehaviours across all state institutions cost the country GH¢5.46 billion.
The revealing part of the document is that these criminal acts of misbehaviour were recorded between Mahama’s administration of 2015 and Akufo-Addo’s regime in 2019.
“Total irregularities figure of GH¢3.311 billion for 2015 decreased to GH¢718.08 million in 2016. It however spiked to GH¢12.002 billion in 2017. Interestingly, it dropped to GH¢3.007 billion in 2018 but shot up again by 81.8% to GH¢5.46 billion in 2019,” excerpts of the report read.
When it comes to financial irregularities, the Auditor General refers to misbehaviours in the payment of salaries, procurement of logistics, disbursement of loans among other critical revelations.
What this means is that should criminal investigations begin, officials – past and present – of both Mahama and Akufo-Addo regimes – could be prosecuted.
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