Minority MPs in Parliament on Monday March 24 criticized the use of 15 million Ghana cedis out of a total expenditure budget of over 236 million Ghana cedis allotted to the Office of Government machinery in 2012 for a guinea fowl project.
The project is one of many development modules under the Savanah Accelerated Development Authority programme which is aimed at reducing poverty in the Northern part of Ghana.
The Minority raised concerns over the expenditure when the finance committee presented a report seeking approval of 312.3 million Ghana cedis for the Office of Government Machinery for 2013.
The Minority also wondered how come 32.4 million Ghana cedis was used for afforestation projects last year under the same SADA programme but both projects were ignored in the 2013 budget.
The guinea fowl debate was first started by Effutu MP Alex Afenyoo-Markin. There were supporting arguments from Deputy Minority Leader Dominic Nitiwul and counter arguments from Majority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak.