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Akufo-Addo must be interested in the legacy he is leaving behind in promoting good governance – Gyampo | 3News

Akufo-Addo must be interested in the legacy he is leaving behind in promoting good governance – Gyampo | 3News

He says the president should also be interested in how his last-minute actions and inactions impact the electoral fortunes of the political organization that birthed the presidency.

Prof Gyampo said these while indicating that he is picking u signals that Mr Akufo-Addo is allegedly attempting to cover up in the KPMG audit report on the deal between the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Strategic Mobilisation Limited (SML).

Prof Gyampo said that he is reliably informed that the KPMG has submitted the report to the president.

In an open letter to the president, he said “Dear President Akufo Addo, I am told KPMG has submitted its report on the SML deal.

Given that there were serious allegations of corruption about the deal by a media house, I write as a Citizen to respectfully remind you that, you cannot sit on the report.

The good people of Ghana have the RIGHT to know the contents of the report, and this is a simple truism that must not elude any government that believes in the dogmas of accountability and transparency.

“The guys in the media who reported the matter and made serious allegations of corruption about the deal, may, for whatever reason, suddenly not be interested in pushing you to get the report out.

You used to advocate for human rights many years ago, when you weren’t President of Ghana, and you probably know better than all Ghanaians that, the good people of Ghana, have the right to know what is contained in the KPMG work on the SML.

“At the moment, rumors are being peddled that, you probably want to ‘cover-up’ or tamper with the report.

In my candid view, the timeous release of the KPMG report on the SML deal, would be helpful in shaping and improving this track record.

Please release the KPMG Report on the SML deal, for the good people of Ghana have the right to know.”

President Akufo-Addo had ordered the suspension of the SML deal and further appointed accounting and auditing firm, KPMG to audit the contract.

A press statement issued by the Director of Communications at the  Eugene Arhin on Tuesday, January 2 said “The President has also tasked the  and GRA to provide KPMG  with whatever assistance they will require for the conduct of the audit.”

The Terms of Reference of the audit were: “i.

submit a report on your findings on the above, together with appropriate recommendations.”

“The President has directed the Ministry of Finance and GRA to provide KPMG with whatever assistance they will require for conduct of the audit, and has also directed the Ministry of Finance and the Ghana Revenue Authority to suspend the performance of the contract, pending the submission of the audit report, including any payments presently envisaged under its terms,” the statement concluded.

But according to the Commissioner General of the GRA, Rev.

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