COVID-19 lockdown: Account for money used to feed Kayayei - Dr Zanetor angrily demands

COVID-19 lockdown: Account for money used to feed Kayayei - Dr Zanetor angrily demands

- Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has registered her displeasure at how food meant for the less privileged in society is being distributed on partisan lines

- She said it was wrong for them to toe that line, as it was the first time those who benefitted from the food had a share of the free food distribution

- She, therefore, asked that government should account for the GHC2m funding which was used in the daily preparation of food

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Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle constituency, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, has registered her displeasure at how food meant for the less privileged in society is being distributed on partisan lines and asked government to account for it.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, she expressed her frustration at how the food which was meant for the humanitarian crisis was being distributed on party lines.

Dr Zanetor said it was wrong for them to go on such a tangent as it was the first time those who benefitted from the food had a share of the free food distribution.

She, therefore, asked that government accounted for the GHC2m funding which was used in the daily preparation of food.

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“It is time to account for who is receiving the money and who is the food going to? We need greater transparency,” she angrily said.

Dr Rawlings alleged that she has equally been sidelined on these humanitarian projects as she has not been informed by any member of the ruling NPP on how they planned on distributing food in her municipality.

In the same light, former minister of gender, children and social protection under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Nana Oye Lithur has stated that spending GHC 2 million on 400,000 meals daily was a waste of money.

According to her, the health status of personnel in charge of distributing the cooked food to the public is unknown thus, making the whole idea wrong.

Speaking on Good Evening Ghana, she, therefore, called on Akufo-Addo to as a matter of urgency, replace the distribution of cooked foods with uncooked food so that, the sick and bed-ridden who cannot queue for cooked meals could also benefit from it.

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In a related development, the Minister of Gender, Child and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison, has cautioned individuals who troop to her house to collect food to put an end to that act.

Miss Morrison stated that her office is the only place that she can give people food due to the coronavirus which has resulted in a lockdown.

Speaking on Accra FM, she, appealed to Ghanaians to stop coming to her house for food but rather go to her office within the Ministries enclave to be served.

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