- The Parliament of Ghana has approved an $86 million loan facility for the procurement of armored cars for the Ghana Armed Forces
- Muntaka Mubarak stated that the minority had concerns about the purchase
- Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul also assured there will be value for money in the purchase
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The Parliament of Ghana has approved an $86 million loan facility for the procurement of armoured cars for the Ghana Armed Forces.
Out of the $86 million loan facility gotten from Isreal, about $80 million of the amount will go to Elbit Systems Land Limited of Israel for the supply of the vehicles.
The rest of the $6 million will go to firms arranging the facility and other associated costs.
Minority Chief Whip of parliament, Muntaka Mubarak stated that the minority had concerns about the purchase.
According to Muntaka, the delicate nature and their concerns with regards to the security framework called for a closed-door sitting as earlier agreed with the Defence Minister.
“These are accoutrement of our military and It is not best we discuss it in open chamber,” he said.
But his proposal was subsequently declined.
Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul assured there will be value for money in the purchase.
In other news, vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed that due to the Mobile Money interoperability about 15 million Ghanaians have bank accounts.
The Mobile Money interoperability allows Ghanaians to move money from their bank accounts to their mobile money wallets and from the wallets to the bank account.
According to Bawumia, Ghana happens to be the first country on the African continent to adapt to the digitised way of handling and moving cash without moving.
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