Board Chairman of the National Theatre of Ghana, Nana Fredua Agyemang Ofori-Atta, has lashed out at Ghanaians for being corrupt yet blaming government for all the hardships around.
According to him, the problem with the country is the rampant thievery and dishonesty displayed by the populace..
Pointing towards the prevalence of ghost names on multiple government payrolls, he revealed that over 148,000 are stealing from the state every month.
Nana Fredua also pointed towards a national service personnel who stole over Ghc 150,000 from a state-owned company.
“About 148,000 people are stealing us every month. Just assess it by adding three zeros to 148,000, how much is it? 148 million every month! What are we talking about? Is this government’s fault? Is it not Ghanaians stealing these monies?” a heated Nana Fredua ranted on Peace Fm’s Kokrokoo on Wedesnday, August 17th 2022.
“If every month, we gained this 148 million, would we borrow? Let’s be truthful to ourselves. People are stealing electricity, water but turn around to describe you as the bad person. Is this the fault of Akufo-Addo?”, he further queried.
148,000 names on CAGD Payroll Problematic
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia recently revealed during a speech at the Internal Auditors Conference in Accra that a staggering 148,000 names on the Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD) payroll did not match any biometric data at the National Identification Authority (NIA).
Bawumia revealed this troubling factoid whilst speaking on the theme “Injecting Fiscal Discipline in Resource Mobilization and Utilization for Sustainable Development” at the conference.
“A recent exercise undertaken by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) and National Identification Authority (NIA) revealed that a startling 148,000 government workers out of a total of 602,000 workers on the payroll of the CAGD have been found to have identifications which do not match any biometric identification at the NIA, after a biometric audit,” the Vice President revealed.