The debate on weather to keep or scrap the Ministry of Inner cities and Zongo Development has taken another dimension .
According to the Director of Danquah Institute and a close allie to President Akufo-Addo, Mr. Richard Ahiagbe, the Zongo Ministry shall become a department of one of the Ministries.
Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Zongo Caucus Cordinator, Mr. Ismaila Ali Horoya debunked the notion that scrapping of zongo Ministry forms part of measures to make it effective by the Akufo-Addo administration.
According to him, the scrapping of the Ministry forms part of the New Patriotic (NPP) Party’s plans to scrap it.
He explained that during the 2020 campaign season, the NPP knowing they would scrap the Ministry lied to Ghanaians especially the people of zongo that the then opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) was against the creation of the Ministry.
“NPP were in zongos telling the people that when they vote for NDC, they will scrap the zongo ministry, little did they know that the people of zongo are wise and above this childish mentality and propaganda”, he stated.
Mr. Ali Horoya was reacting to the impending scrapping of Zongo Ministry in an interview with the alhajj.
He said under NDC, the Ministry would be given a meaningful and proper responsibility to discharge its mandate.
Unlike the Akufo-Addo led administration, the Ministry will become a fully fledged one with the a task of developing the inner cities and zongo thereby creating jobs for the people of the zongo.