Pro democracy group, the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), wants government to set the records straight on reports that over GHC15.0m of the taxpayer's money has been used for a Guinea Fowl Project under the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)
AFAG says whiles it strongly believes that there should be meaningful efforts to bridge the gap between the North and the South, it would not "countenance or support any effort or attempt which is dubious and shrouded in secrecy".
"The people have every right to know how the taxpayers’ money is used," the group said in a statement issued today.
Read a copy of the statement below
SET THE RECORDS STRAIGHT ON GUINEA FOWL PROJECT.
The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has followed with keen interest debate on various networks surrounding the use of over GHC15.0m for a Guinea Fowl Project under the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
Whiles public interest on the matter is commendable due to the involvement of public funds, the matter has failed to escape the usual controversy associated with most ventures of the Mahama led government mainly as a result of its inability to set the records straight on the matter. Accordingly AFAG poses the following;
• Which persons make up the Asongtaaba group?
• What is the groups’ track record in rearing of Guinea fowls?
• What is so special about the Asontaaba group that SADA would by-pass the over 1600 Guinea Fowl farmers in the Northern Region alone?
• How come till date a single Guinea Fowl has not been sighted under the project?
• Who are the beneficiaries of the project?
• Is the investment worth the whooping GHC 15.0M made by SADA?
These questions demand urgent answers.
Whiles AFAG strongly believes that there should be frantic efforts to bridge the gap between the North and the South, AFAG would not in any way countenance or support any effort or attempt which is dubious and shrouded in secrecy.
The people have every right to know how the taxpayers’ money is used.
Kweku Ohene Djan
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