August 14, 2013

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia North, Collins Owusu Amankwaah has lambasted the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration for its lackadaisical approach towards the implementation of the recommendations in the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) report.

The report, as submitted by a committee set up by the Youth and Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah is so damning and stinking that the government wants to do everything possible to put it under the carpet, hence the dragging of its feet in taking concrete action on the report findings, according to the MP.

Speaking to a section of the media on the sidelines of a Youth Forum organized by the MP for Tano North at Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region last Friday, the Manhyia North MP said that “I have personally gone through the report and I can confidently say that it is stinking having realised that trillions of cedis cannot be accounted for.”

He expressed concern about the level of corruption and financial malfeasance at GYEEDA, pointing out that the huge monies misappropriated by certain individuals could totally transform the whole Tano North constituency.

Mr. Owusu Amankwaah took a swipe at President Mahama for referring the report to another committee led by PV Obeng for further study.

He described PV Obeng’s committee as “unnecessary and an indictment on the earlier committee set up by the sector minister, since it is an attempt to undermine the work of the first committee.

The MP hinted that Parliament is eagerly waiting to deliberate on the report, which indicted some service providers in the country, as well as top officials of the agency.

He expressed grave concern about the lack of political will by the President to dispassionately implement the recommendations in the report so as to retrieve huge amounts of money.

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