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Finance Minister is to be blamed for Accra floods – Dormaa West MP

Ranking Member of Parliament’s Works and Housing Committee and The Member of Parliament for Dormaa West, Vincent Oppong Asamoah has accused the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta of the negative effect of recent floods in some parts of Accra.

A number of documents containing many requests from the Works and Housing Ministry to the Finance Ministry for funds to be released to enable the Ministry to undertake some projects to make the city resistant to flooding were not fulfilled.

According to the Works and Housing Ministry, all the letters and requests they wrote to the Ministry of Finance were not heeded and this has kept the flooding to continue to cause more harm than good in some parts of Accra when it rains.

The MP believes that in aspect of the Works and Housing Ministry’s claim, the Finance Minister does not treat the issue of flooding and the protection of properties as important.

According to the Dormaa West MP, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister for Finance is the biggest problem of the Akufo-Addo-led administration.
He claimed that “All these requests that were made, releases were not made during that time. So all the situations we are having in Accra are as a result of these constraints not by the Works and Housing Minister but the Minister for Finance. Let me tell you, the biggest problem of NPP as a government is the Finance Minister.

He prioritises where he should release money and where he should not be releasing money to and if the situation that we find ourselves in Accra, this year especially is anything to go by, then I should tell you this government has failed and the Finance Minister failed Ghanaians because he decided not to prioritise the release of funds, especially, to clear the drains and other works that were supposed to have taken place.”


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