President Akufo-Addo releases KPMG audit report on GRA-SML Ghana deal

President Nana Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa , has directed the release of the report on the contracts and transactions between the (GRA) and Strategic Mobilisation Limited (SML). This follows a request from the (MFWA) under the Right to Information Act, 2019 (Act 989).

The President had initially denied the request citing the provisions of section 5 of the RTI Act, which exempts information prepared for submission to the President or Vice President, or that contains advice, deliberation, or recommendations that could undermine the deliberative process. A judicial pronouncement has upheld such exemptions as lawful.

Despite these exemptions, President Akufo-Addo, prioritizing transparency and openness, has decided to waive the privilege and publish the KPMG report in full. The report, commissioned on 29th December 2023, was intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand to inform the President's decisions.

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