According to him, procurement breaches are a very pivotal cause of the current situation.
“I agree with everyone here who thinks it is about expenditure because I have argued about expenditure. But it is actually about how we spend,” he said.
He made these comments at the Baah Wiredu Memorial Lecture on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Per his analysis, some politicians have found a less obvious way of siphoning funds that makes the act sound less alarming than it is supposed to be.
This mechanism, Mr Simons believes, is unfortunately embedded in the system and is easy to justify.
The IMANI Vice President insists that, if the data available is anything to go by “it is not as if we were the worst hit.”