The Chief Executive Officer of the Middle Belt Development Authority, Joe Danquah, has revealed two major challenges hindering the implementation of the $1 million per constituency projects across Ghana.
According to Mr Danquah, a tour in some constituencies by his outfit revealed that the local assemblies were not involved in the projects.
The other challenge, which he described as very worrying, was that most of their projects had no signpost to identify the $1 million per constituency projects.
Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Monday, he said most of the projects are always mistaken for those belonging to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) while the District Chief Executives (DCEs) also use them to take their shine, a situation he says is a great worry to his outfit.
“We always get reports of NGOs and DCEs claiming our projects because there is no signpost on most of our projects and we think that is really taking our shine and has become a worry to us,” he said.
Mr Danquah said his outfit will soon fix these problems to ensure government’s job is on course.
He went further to discuss the various works undertaken in their various constituencies through the mother institution, Ministry for Special Development Initiatives which include institutional toilets, mechanised boreholes – three of them in every Constituency, warehouses ( 20 of them in the middle Belt Zone), six-unit classroom blocks, markets, clinics and ambulances.
The Middle Belt Development Authority was established by an act of Parliament, Act 962 in 2017.
The Authority’s core mandate is to implement the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Projects and other Special Development Initiatives to ensure thriving communities.