- Reports that the Special Development Ministry intends to spend GHC800,000 has shocked Ghanaians
- Kumbungu MP has expressed outrage at the reports
- The new ministry also intends to spend GHC6.5 million on the procurement of furniture
Ghanaians have expressed shocked and incredulity at reports that government's Ministry of Special Development Initiatives has allocated GHC800,000 for the development of the ministry's website, among other things.
Revelations that the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives intends to spend a whopping GHC800,000 - the equivalent of almost US$200,000 - simply for the development of the ministry's website has raised questions in the minds of many Ghanaians as to government's dedication to the prudent management of state resources.
According to reports, other than the ministry's controversial decision to spend GHC800,000 on website development, it's also been reported that it intends to spend GHC6.5 million on the procurement of furniture.
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Reacting to the budget allocation, Member of Parliament for the Kumbumgu Constituency, Hon. Ras Mubarak, referred to the government as "criminally minded" and said that if Ghanaians didn't get upset at the new ministry's budget demands, he doesn't know what could upset them.
“The corruption in this government is unbelievable. 800,000 cedis, about $200,000 for website development. What kind of website is that?... How could people be so criminally minded? If this doesn’t make you angry as a Ghanaian, irrespective of your political affiliation, I don’t know what would," said Ras Mubarak.
Madam Hawa Koomson, Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East and government's Special Development Initiative Minister, in response to the outcry said that her ministry will ensure that the government will get it's money's worth.
Ghanaians have taken to social media to either vent their frustrations or ponder how government came to the decision to spend GHC800,000 on the new ministry's website.
Check out some social media reactions to the story below:
An avenue for corruption...
What ministry is this anyway...
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