Mr. James Klutse Avedzi, former Chairman of the Finance Committee in the sixth parliament, has stated that President Nana Akufo-Addo's government is looking for excuse to not fulfill it's campaign promises by claiming gross financial misconduct on behalf of of the immediately past National Democratic Congress government.
According to the legislator, the President Akufo-Addo led government's claim that the past John Mahama led government "hid" GHC 7 billion's worth of expenditure durint is time in office is a smokescreen used to hide the fact that it cannot fulfill it's promises.
Mr. Avedzi's comments come in the wake of Vice President Bawumia's allegation that the previous administration concealed huge expenditures and failed to disclose them prior to leaving office.
According to Vice President Bawumia, the "hidden" expense span from the year 2014 to 2016, and were discovered while sifting through financial data left behind by the erstwhile NDC government.
Speaking at a coporate governance forum, Vice President Bawumia expressed surprise at the hue sums.
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"Where have they been hiding all these years and how are you supposed to manage an economy with faulty data. Getting the data right is really very key because it throws the entire budget into disarray.
"Because you are going into 2017 and suddenly you are told that by the way there is GHS7 billion that you have to pay next year that you didn't anticipate, this is the reality.
We've been less than a month in office, but we have taken some steps to accelerate the implementation of some measures that will ensure accountability, transparency and integrity in the government."
In response to the Vice President's comments, Mr. Avedzi, who's Deputy Minority leader in Ghana's 7th parliament, spoke to Accra-based Staff FM's Nee Arday Clegg.
“ … He is only using that to deceive Ghanaians to say that there is a GHS7bn amount which definitely will be a duty of this government to pay and saying that how can they manage the economy with that amount, so which means that if they are not able to fulfil their promises, they will put the blame on the outstanding amount of GHS7bn which has not been paid by the previous government and because they will now be in a position to pay that, they will not be able to fulfil their promises.”