• Sat. Aug 6th, 2022

Provide figures on monies spent on galamsey conferences – Suhuyini dares Lands Ministry

Alhassan Suhuyini, the Member of Parliament for Tamale North, has challenged the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to give the actual amount of money spent on the National Consultative Dialogue on Illegal Small Scale Mining.

His lawsuit follows the Ministry’s denial of his assertion that it spent more than GH10 million on national galamsey talks and marketing.

Suhuyini accused the government of wasting the massive sum, but the Ministry refuted this claim.

The MP, on the other hand, is unsatisfied with the Ministry’s disclaimer, particularly because it fails to specify how much money was spent.

As a result, he is encouraging the Lands Ministry to be transparent about its spending.

“I have presented the data and paperwork that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources gave us and signed, and they are still in Parliament’s records.” I anticipate the Ministry to release their contradictory numbers. “These are the data they presented to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Lands during the budget estimate deliberation, and the clerk distributed them to our members,” he remarked on Eyewitness News.

Suhuyini, who is also a Deputy Ranking Member on the Lands Committee, claims that GH2.14 million was spent on the National Consultative Dialogue in Accra, GH3.7 million on the one in the Northern and Middle Belt, and GH5.4 million on regional visits, totaling more than GH10 million.

The Ministry refutes these data, but the legislator demands complete transparency.

“To be honest, the Minister has been proactive, and when it was brought to his attention, he showed surprise and asked information on the amount spent. So it’s amusing that the Ministry will claim that I’m selling lies. I encourage them to provide the data so that we can compare them and determine who is telling the truth.”

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