Former Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Albert Kan Dapaah has identified transparency and accountability as the biggest threat to the nation’s democracy.
This to him is because Ghanaians will lose trust in the governance system if the plethora of corruption cases and scandals are not checked.
[contextly_sidebar id=”T7uWgAlOUmmoKik2H34UgxMNUMZsW8H3″]Speaking at a forum on accountability reports on Ghana’s petroleum revenue the former Energy Minister insists there is an urgent need for robust accountability institutions especially in the oil and gas sector to ensure the natural resource does not become a curse and plunge the nation into chaos!
In a related development the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has launched a website to track and inform Ghanaians on how the oil money is being used.
The website labeled “our oil money” will show the priority areas for the utilization of the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) and also show how much each sector of the Ghanaian economy has received from the oil money.
Launching the online platform the Executive Director of ACEP, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam explained that the website will among others show the projects that the oil revenue has been used for.
He also pinpointed that ACEP will only manage the platform for a year and hand it over to PIAC to interact with Ghanaians.
Dr. Amin Adam concluded by saying that the website which can be accessed via the web address “ouroilmoney.org” is to help deepen transparency through accountability and instilling public confidence in the management of the oil revenue.
By: Raymond Acquah/citifmonline.com/Ghana