GeneralTop Story

National Cathedral Board Contracts Audit Firm Deloitte As Controversy Deepens Over The Project

Controversy surrounding the National Cathedral project has deepened with some calling for the project to be suspended and audited.

Many have questioned the amount the state has pumped into the project amidst the general economic hardship. Others have also questioned the level of financial accountability and transparency.

The Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Rev. Kusi-Boateng, is currently at the centre of a conflict of interest allegation.

The Reverend Minister’s company is accused of receiving a questionable fund transfer of GHS2.6 million.

He has been dragged to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice by the North Tongu MP, Okudzeto Ablakwa.

The Board of Trustees says it has resolved to subject the project to a “normal statutory audit”.

“The Board is already in discussions to engage Deloitte, which accepted to be the auditors when the National Cathedral was registered, to commence the normal statutory audit”, the Board through its Chairman, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah said in a statement.

The Board says it is also open to an independent audit by Parliament. This follows the submission of all relevant documents to the House last December.

“In addition, the Board submitted all relevant documentation on the project to Parliament in December 2022. Thus, if Parliament so desires, it may set up a commission or appoint an independent auditor to review all issues concerning the award of contract, procurement, construction works and financial operations of the National Cathedral project so far. “

“The Board of Trustees is also prepared to be subjected to any form of probe by state institutions including the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).”

Source – Tru News Report

Frebetha Atieku Adjoh

News Editor, Lover of Arts & Entertainment

Related Articles

Back to top button