National Security Alerted As Defence Ministry Suffers GH¢ 206.43 Million Debt

National Security Alerted As Defence Ministry Suffers GH¢ 206.43 Million Debt

Investigations conducted by Joy FM in Accra and leaked from documents of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior reveals that Ghana's Defence Ministry is indebted to a whopping amount of 206.43 million cedis - a development which remains a national security threat to Ghana ahead of the 2016 elections.

The leaked documents as revealed by the media house indicates shows a breakdown of the indebtedness which includes USD 141,000 as overseas medical treatment ; foreign training USD573,000; electricity 120.7 million cedis; water 19.4 million cedis; drugs over one million cedis; outstanding food bills 25.7 million cedis; petroleum products 33.1 million cedis; outstanding rent 1.4 million cedis; clothing for personnel 790,000 cedis.

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The startling revelations by Joy News remains a stark worry especially when the  Defence Minister , Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor in an address to Parliament confessed that he remains helpless in settling the debt.

Government, in the meantime is yet to respond to the troubling revelations as fears remain high over the commitment of the military as Ghana enters into a fierce and tense election season come 2016.

 

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