Misuse of funds for deprived regions tantamount to murder
The Minister of State designate at the Finance Ministry, Dr. Amin Adam, says misuse of funds, allocated to deprived regions in the country to support development, is tantamount to murder.
Appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, Dr. Adam, said anyone who would attempt to touch monies allocated to deprived regions would be doing the indigenes a great disservice.
“Mr. Chairman, the five regions in the north and the Central region are the most deprived in our country and various documents of government will prove this. Therefore, any pesewa allocated to support development in these areas that have not been spent well is tantamount to murder. Mr. Chairman, that is murder,” the Minister of State-designate asserted.
He said such funds allocated to the deprived regions help to “reduce malnutrition of children, provide education for children and generally improve the conditions of lives. And so to the extent that any resources whether under Kwame Nkrumah, former President John Dramani Mahama or under President Akufo-Addo, that is not spent well to improve the living conditions of the people, Mr. Chairman I think it’s problematic”.
The deprived regions include Upper East, Upper West, North East, Northern, Savannah and Central.
The then Mahama government rolled out some interventions to salvage the economic situation in the North by heavily investing in guinea fowl, tractors for the farmers amongst others but these policies failed.