GHC 1.56 billion for the presidency won't be used for partying- Ayisi Boateng

GHC 1.56 billion for the presidency won't be used for partying- Ayisi Boateng

George Ayisi Boateng, a senior member of the New Patriotic Party has replied to criticisms of the new government's budgetary allocation of GHC 1.5 billion.

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He said that budget allocated for the year will be spent efficiently on governmental projects.

GHC 1.56 billion for the presidency won't be used for partying- Ayisi Boateng

Finance minister reading the 2017 budget

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Following the reading of the maiden financial statement of the new government on March 2, Akufo-Addo's administration has been heavily criticized by the opposition and some sections of the public.

There is a prevailing concern about the GHC 1.56 billion that has been issued to fund the many projects and policies that will be implemented this year, including funds for the six new ministries created by the government.

However, responding to the critics of the amount, Mr Ayisi Boateng while speaking to Onua FM said, "We will not use the money for pampers and hampers. We shall not use it for khebabs and tea. By the end of the year, we shall see probity and accountability. I don’t believe in political equalization and Nana Addo will protect the public purse."

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He further stated that the president has the country's best interests at heart and his governance will show the clear difference between the NDC and the NPP.

Meanwhile, the member of parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has lambasted the government's allocation of GHC 500 million to the presidency.

According to him, the budgetary allocations for the year are too high and have no justification or clear purpose.

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