One of the vex issues regarding the proposed 2022 budget has to do with assistance to be given to tidal wave victims and residents in the Volta Region. It can be recalled that months ago, the 3 constituencies of Keta, Anloga and Ketu South were hit with tidal waves that rendered over 4000 residents destitute. Various efforts were raised to support the victims.
Many expected that the 2022 budget will thus go in to address the sea defense project in the Volta Region. However, there was no allocation to that effect. This was received with mixed reactions with the Volta Regional Caucus of Parliament calling for changes to accommodate the completion of the Sea Defense which had started in 2015.
In the wake of the back and forth, Ken Ofori Atta, the Finance Minister today announced a GHs10 million for feasibility studies on what is to be done. He promised further support that will go to help complete the project. These comments have however not met the expectation of the Volta Regional Caucus for the area. In an interview with Evans Mensah on Top Story, Hon. Dzifa Gomashie, the MP of Ketu South noted that till the Minister of Finance presents the document of changes in Parliament, she will assume nothing has been done.
She applauded the Minister for at least trying to bring relief to victims of the tidal waves but she appealed for more efforts. She called on the Minister to make the changes, come before the House and present the way forward. She raised issues as to why 10 million will be spent on feasibility studies on a project that had already began.
The MP for Ketu South also bemoaned why up till now no temporary accommodation has been created for the victims. According to her, that should have been one of the first things needed to be done and was amused that no government official has spoken about it. She was firm in declaring that for now Ghana has no approved budget until the Minister comes back to the Chamber and presents the revisions he has indicated.
Content created and supplied by: Still_Unbeatable (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More