February 22, 2019
Member of Parliament for Bodi and former Deputy Minister of Works and Housing, Samson Ahi has taken on President Nana Akufo-Addo for creating confusion in the Sanitation sector of Ghana.

According to the Bodi lawmaker, during the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, then candidate and now President promised making Accra the cleanest city within one hundred days (100) in office.

“Now during the State of the Nations Address (SONA) he is shifting the goal post; he says by the end of his tenure, four years; is he playing with us?”

He further pointed out that, the sanitation levy collected by this government instead of giving it to the Sanitation and Water Resources Ministry, the Finance Ministry is spending the money, a sign that there is confusion in the sector.

“Now the Sanitation Ministry is doing some aspect of sanitation, you have Local Government and Rural Development doing same, Gender Children and Social protection, then Ministry of Environment Science and Technology, they are building KVIP”

Mr. Samson Ahi noted that instead of the President synchronizing issues of sanitation, into one Ministry he has created, other Ministries are engaged in some aspect of sanitation.

“That is why we are facing sanitation challenges in the country, they should all come together for us to address sanitation problems under one umbrella”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com