Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused the Akufo-Addo government of misappropriating the Zongo Development Funds.
At a meeting with Executives of the Federation of Muslim Council on Tuesday, Mr Mahama indicated that the fund must be used to address the major challenges of the people who lived in Zongo and not ‘insignificant things’.
He continued “We think that the issues facing the Muslim community are bigger than that. Access to education, how we put the children in school and keep them in school so that they don’t drop out.”
In November 2017, Parliament passed the Zongo Development Fund Bill which seeks to establish a Fund to speed up the development of Zongo communities into centers of opportunity.
Government explained that Zongo communities in the country have over the years been bedeviled with infrastructure deficits, lack of social services and poor sanitation and promised to provide 50 million dollars for the Fund when established.
Addressing the media, General Secretary of the federation of the Muslim Council, Alhaji Mohammad Addo also accused government of discriminating against Muslims arguing that there is no Muslim represented on the religious and chieftaincy advisory board.