Ranking Member of the Finance Committee, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, has revealed how the Office of the Chief of Staff spent the majority of its 2020 budget.
He claimed 90 per cent of the 240 million Ghana cedis budget was used in purchasing cars.
Dr Forson made this assertion on Joy FM.
According to him, such expenditure has not happened before in Ghana.
He stated that this is one of the proofs that President Akufo-Addo’s administration has mismanaged the economy.
“I can tell you that this amount is not useful, it is just way too much because I am comparing it to the amount we’ve spent in previous years. No government has spent this much before,” he told host JoyNews’ Raymond Acquah.
“90 percent of that money went into buying of cars. In 2020 they used the money to buy V8s,” Dr Ato Forson disclosed.
This comes after President Akufo-Addo argued that mismanagement by his administration cannot be blamed for the current challenges facing the economy.
“In fact, the big difference that we are having in Ghana today and why we have gone back to the IMF is that everybody recognises it is not as a result of my mismanagement, as was the case during the tenure of the previous government.
“The reality is that there is global inflation, high commodity prices, among others, and all these have been the principal reasons for the difficulties we are having as a country,” he said on Damango-based Pad FM in the Savannah Region.