There is going to be proper accountability for the one million dollars to be allocated each constituency in Ghana, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said. According to him, unlike initiatives such as the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) which became the vehicle for corruption in the erstwhile administration, the authority that will be in charge of disbursing and supervising the utilisation of the one million dollars per constituency per annum will account for every dime to Ghanaians. The idea of disbursing this amount came up during the campaign season ahead of the December 7 2016 general elections, an election the New Patriotic Party, led by Mr Akufo-Addo, won. Speaking during the announcement of his third batch of ministerial appointments at the seat of government in Accra on Thursday January 12, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “This money, the one million dollars per constituency, is being set aside for dealing with such issues of infrastructure and the particular needs of the constituencies. When you look at it on a national scale, it is a lot of money. We are talking on an annual basis of $275 million. “We are also saying that the authority that we intend to set up…the Northern Development Authority is going to be the vehicles for disbursing this money. There has to be accountability. We cannot afford the repetition of what happened with SADA that is not going to happen in an Akufo-Addo government, believe you me.”
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