Despite President Akufo-Addo’s admission that the times were tough, the Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, Cecilia Dapaah, is getting one of the biggest allowances next year to spend on her entertainment, her clothes, as well as her watchmen.
Parliament, approved GH¢246,966,071, as the budget estimated for the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources for the 2019 financial Year.
Out of that amount, the finance ministry, will release a whopping GHc151,000.00 to the minister to spend as security, clothing and entertainment allowance.
The said amount is different from what she would be taking home at the end of every month as her salary.
It is however unclear if this amount cuts across all the ministries with all the 112 ministers in the Akufo-Addo government getting GHc151, 000.00 as allowances for their watchmen, their clothing and entertainment.
The Minority representative on the Water Resources Committee of Parliament Sampson Ahi told Starr News the allocations have been duplicated.
However, Chairman for the committee on Water Resources, Works and housing Nana Kofi Amoako disagrees, arguing that the allocations have already been approved by Parliament.
According to him, the figures being quoted by the minority were not the actual and accused the minority of misconstruing the figures.
“When we talk about allocations, no Ministry’s allocation is going to be enough. This is something that has come through the budget. It does not mean we are going to spend GHC246 million. It could go beyond because it is dependent on the type of job they were going to be doing - Amoako”
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