March 25, 2013


Minority Members of Parliament on Monday challenged government to show proof of where exactly it invested a whopping GHc15, 000,000 on Guinea Fowl Project under the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) in 2012.

According to them the government must be prudent in its spending and also transparent enough to Ghanaians and as such indicate exactly where the projects were done and who the beneficiaries were.

The MP for Effutu, Alex Afenyo Markin led the charge by the Minority side when he took his turn in debating a report on the 2013 budget estimates of the Office of Government machinery.

He further questioned what the returns on these huge investments are, and challenged the government to make known to Ghanains the existence and viability of the projects.

“I find it strange to understand why government through SADA invested such huge monies but failed to make any provisions in the 2013 budget. We are also told that about GHC 33,000,000 was invested in Afforestation, where we these trees planted we need to know’’ he said.

A total of Three Hundred and Twelve Million, Three Hundred and Forty –five Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty-One Ghana Cedis (GHC 312,345,521) was approved by Parliament for the running of government machinery for the year 2013.

The following institutions are to have their allocations of the above stated amount.

They are Office of the President, Office of the Head of Civil Service, Management Services, Scholarship Secretariat, Public Records and Achives Administration Department, Ghana Aids Commission and various Commissions and Councils. The rest are National Identification Authority, National Population Council, Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Internal Audit Agency, Savannah Accelerated Development Authority, Microfinance and Small Loans Center, Office of the National Security and Regional Coordinating Councils.

Meanwhile Parliament today approved a sum of GHC 4,412,695,383, for Ministry of Education and GHC 21,228,757 for Electoral Commission

Kwadwo Anim/