November 30, 2018
The Minority in Parliament is demanding the scraping of the Ministry of Special Development Initiative on grounds that the role of the Ministry created by President Nana Akufo-Addo conflicts with that of the Local Assemblies.

The Minority have indicated that they would not approve the GHC1.5 billion cedis allocated to the Ministry.

“We on this side of the House would not support any statutory allocation or appropriation to that Ministry and we will not because the creation of that Ministry is creating conflict with the established development authorities of the President” he lamented.

He made this remarks whiles concluding debate on the 2019 budget and further added that the one million dollars per constituency is something that must not be expended by a Minister sitting at the flagstaff House in the name of a Ministry of Special Initiative.

In addition there should be merger of the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation with Special Development Initiative, otherwise we would not approve of any allocation to the Special Initiative, he noted.

“You can use your numbers as Majority government to do so, we want the President’s development authorities to function and function effectively”, he said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/