NDC's Jinapor unhappy about NADMO's distribution of items despite GH¢80m approval

NDC's Jinapor unhappy about NADMO's distribution of items despite GH¢80m approval

- John Abudulai Jinapor, is not pleased with how NADMO has been reaching out to the vulnerable in areas affected by the lockdown

- According to the MP for Yapei Kusawgu Constituency, this is because the finance committee approved GH¢80 million for the distribution of food items without careful scrutiny

- He added that when the committee asked the NADMO to present further details of the data presented to them, they were ignored

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The former deputy minister for power, John Abudulai Jinapor, is not pleased with how the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has been reaching out to the vulnerable in areas affected by the lockdown.

According to the Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu Constituency, this is because the finance committee in parliament approved GH¢80 million for the distribution of food items for the lockdown period without careful scrutiny.

Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana, he said that even though enough time was not allocated to them to scrutinize the document the committee had to approve it due to its urgency.

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He added that when the committee asked the NADMO to present further details of the data presented to them, they were ignored.

“…we asked the Minister for details and criteria and they did not give us that.”

The Member of Parliament for the Sekondi Constituency, Andrew Agyapa Mercer, however, refuted claims by John Jinapor that details of the food distribution were not given out to the committee members.

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In other news, President Akufo-Addo has revealed that small and medium scale businesses in Ghana would benefit from a GHC600 million soft loan package.

According to him, the move is to protect such businesses from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

As part of a nationwide address on Sunday, April 5, 2020, he explained that the plan is to ensure that Ghanaian businesses are still functioning even though industries are affected by the pandemic.

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