October 31, 2019

Minister of Interior Ambrose Dery has told the House that the Governing Council of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has since 2017 opened an account in accordance with section 41(2) of Act 927 to receive funds to deal with disaster related issues.

According to the Interior Minister the account was opened with UniBank now Consolidated Bank to receive monies coming into the fund.

This came to light when Member of Parliament for Builsa North, James Agalga wanted to know if the government would set up a disaster fund, under Act 2016 (Act 927).

The Minister answering questions on the floor of the House noted that moneys appropriated for the organization by parliament would go into the fund, while other monies that may in any manner become lawfully payable to the organisation will also go into the fund.

He further noted that advances from the contingency fund referred to in Article 177 of the Constitution would go into the fund, whiles three percent of the share of the District Assemblies Common Fund for each District subject to the formula approved by parliament in accordance with Article 252 of the constitution.

And Fees and charges accruing to the organisation in the performance of its functions under the Act would as well go into the fund.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com