• Fri. Aug 5th, 2022

Office of the Senior Minister spent GH¢7.4m on SUVs in Dec 2019 – Bright Simons

Bright Simons, the Honorary Vice President of IMANI Africa, claims that the then Office of the Senior Minister spent GH 7.4 million on SUVs under the Public Sector Reform Programme in December 2019.

According to Bright Simons, the largest expenditure item under the reform program was automobiles.

He questioned whether the purchase of the cars contributed to the program’s goal of making Ghana’s public sector more efficient.

“In 2018, the Office of the Senior Minister went to the World Bank with a briefcase full of ideas for this initiative to improve the public sector,” the IMANI vice president said in a series of tweets uploaded on his Twitter account. Since then, the largest completed expenditure was 7.4 million Ghana Cedis in December 2019. For what purpose? SUVs cars.

“… the Senior Minister/SPA’s Sector Reform programs, which are designed to make Ghanaian public workers as efficient as those in Singapore… “Are cars the key to reforming government?” he tweeted.

With assistance from the World Bank, the government launched the Public Sector Reform for Results Project (PSRRP) in 2018 to help enhance service delivery across 16 ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs).

The PSRRP was overseen by the Office of the Senior Minister and was part of the National Public Sector Reform Strategy (NPSRS).

Read tweets of Bright Simons below:

A little taster:
In 2018, the Office of the Senior Minister went to the world Bank with a briefcase full of ideas for this Project to transform the public sector. Since then the biggest completed expenditure was in December 2019:
7.4 Million Ghana Cedis
What for?
SUV cars. ????— Bright Simons (@BBSimons) February 21, 2022

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