For about US$350,000 by the alleged Governor of the Bank which has been declared by the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) from June 2012 to September 2014, the cost of his hotel accommodation when he assumed the position.
Mr. Wampah, according to Alliance for Accountable Governance, has been paying US$12,500 a month for the use of the facility as his residence.
President John Mahama as vice president appointed by the former Deputy Governor was promoted to the position following the nomination of the then Governor, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur. After the death of Prof. John Evans Atta Mills on July 24, 2014 the Vice President John Mahama, became president.
According to the Joy News Source, “The president is said to be occupying the residence for the vice president, therefore the vice is also occupying the residence of the Governor which leaves the Governor without an official accommodation.”
A few days ago, Commissioner of Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ms Lauretta Lamptey declared to have spent US$148,500 as rent on an apartment at the African Union (AU) Village in which she occupied from- November 2011 to August 2014.
This behavior of the Commissioner generated public uproar.
It was disclosed that on July 2014 the NPA paid US$63,000 a monthly rate of as office rent advance for three years, which was about outstanding of US$2.3 million.
AFAG told that the trend of staying in hotels for long time by the government officials and causing the state financial distress is highly objectionable as it puts unnecessary spending on limited state resources.
Therefore AFAG recommends that an investigation should be authorized and reported immediately to the appropriate authorities for the right course of action.
“Appointments by Government and state officials cannot continue to blow government resources for their personal comfort while the ordinary tax payers continue to struggle. This must be stopped immediately.
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