Monday, June 16, 2008


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi

THE National House of Chiefs’ (NHC) desire to continue construction work on its office building complex project in Kumasi this year has received a jolt as no funds were released by government for the project.
The house, however, blamed the Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs for the situation.
Odeneho Gyapong Ababio II, the president of the house, said the office complex is very important to them, as its completion would solve office accommodation problems of Nananom.
Addressing the second general meeting of the house in Kumasi, Odeneho Ababio said he had discussed progress of work on the project with the contractor and the consultant and had asked the consultant to ensure strict monitoring.
He also indicated that this year the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning did not make any provision for the payment of allowances to nananom.
However, he said, as soon as he realised this anomaly, he discussed it with the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Dr Anthony Akoto-Osei and the Chief Director of the Ministry, Nana Srebuor.
The president of the NHC said from all indications the ministry was taking the necessary steps to correct the anomaly.

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