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Mahama Promised 1,600 CHPS Compounds... ...But Delivered 5
 
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12-Aug-2017  
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Controversy has arisen over the use of the 10% pay cut of all previous government appointees including the President and his Vice, but a former Deputy Information Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu has disclosed that the former administration managed to complete five (5) of the CHPS compound nationwide out of 11 the government tackled.

The former Deputy Information Minister  in his facebook reaction also disclosed that, five (5) of the CHPS compound were left at the various stages of completion before the National Democratic Congress exited power on January 7, 2017.

The five completed CHPS compounds is a far cry from the 1600 former President John Dramani Mahama promised to build by 2016.

Launching the Campaign for Accelerated Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) and the Newborn Health Week celebration accountability report in Accra on 1st December, 2013, President John Mahama urged other government appointees to follow the initiative by the government, instead of criticising it.

He said if all public sector employees followed the example and gave just two per cent of their salaries to build Community Health Programme and Service (CHPS) compounds, “we’ll be able to build 2,000 CHIPS compounds across the country”.

For instance, he said, the amount that would accrue from the 10 per cent cut in his salary and those of the Vice-President, ministers of state and other government appointees, would be used to build 1,600 compounds by 2016.

According to the Auditor General’s 2016 performance report on the Finance Ministry and Controller and Accountant General, proceeds from former President John Mahama and his appointees in the 10% salary cut policy could not be accounted for.

The charitable austerity was announced by the former President. His vice, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, as well as all ministers of state took the 10% pay cut. The pay cut summed up to a total of GHS2.5million at the end of December 2016.

The amount was deposited in a special account recommended by the former president to be used for the construction of Community-based Health Planning and Services compounds or CHPS compounds.

Head of payroll at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, George Baah in an interview with TV3 in February said: “A monthly average of around GH¢52,000 accrued from the deductions.”

Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee of parliament on August 9 2017, Controller and Accountant General Eugene Ofusuhene said former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah in a letter ordered the transfer of the amount in 2014.

"...As to what they have done with the money that one is not an area for us to answer because it was not statutory deductions which we should have taken and then say pay to SSNIT or pay to GRA. This one was a voluntary deduction so when you deduct you give it to the one who asked you to deduct on his behalf.”
 
 
 
Source: New Crusading Guide
 
 

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Name: ORIGINAL KWEKU
IN READING THE COMMENTS ON THIS BLOG IT DAWNED ON ME THAT POLITICS AS PRACTICED HERE IN GHANA IS TURNING RIGHT THINKING GHANAIANS INTO ZOMBIES. THIS PARTICULAR BLOG FOR PEACEFMONLINE IS AS GUILTY AS THOSE WHO COMMENT ON THEIR FALSEHOOD. IT MAY BE TRUE THAT THE FORMER GOVT PROMISED 1,600 CHIP COMPOUNDS BUT THE FIVE(5) SUPPOSEDLY BUILT ARE THE ONES BUILT WITH THE 10% DEDUCTION FROM THE SALARIES OF APPOINTEES. IT TAKES BLOCKHEADS TO EQUATE THIS TO THE GENERAL PROMISE OF THE GOVT.ONE GAN SIMPLY SCAN THE NET ON MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED.LET US DO CONSTRUCTIVE DISCUSSIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEMOCRACY. LONG LIVE
 
Name: Koforidua Tankas
So their own money too they cannot account for it? How can they account for big national funds... no wonder there was massive corruption under their watch. So what good at all is NDC up to? All they know is propaganda...just talking big big and big with nothing to show for it. God save Ghana from these devils who call themselves NDC. No wonder their founder has rejected them and now they are fighting him. Stay blessed Ghana!!
 
Name: @Ashante
Name them! And were the SHS's from that money or they were funded through GETFUND? Please bring facts and don't just put out false info. Ghanaians are way smarter and more discerning than you think! Simply sukking NDCs 🏐🏐 will not help you. You're probably sitting in some village Internet cafe, suffering because, let's face it, the so-called big-wigs in NDC don't even know you. Challey, don't rely on them. Go back to school or whatever, succeed and stop her worshipping these good for nothings!
 
Name: Ashante
John Mahama delivered more than 5 CHPS compounds and more than 11 SHS buildings in Ghana.
 
Name: Evil NDC Party
Greedy and selfish John Mahama was a 419 president....
 
Name: Osei
Mahamah is young to take us far and not an old man to fall apart l before entering the promise land
 
Name: @Agyengo, London
pls is CHPS compounds not chips or bread hahahaha
 
Name: Agyengo, London
Ahh, so all the noise that Agbenyo and co were making about these compound chips were all lies! I cannot believe that. I thought they had built these chips compounds in all the districts. How could NDC be so wicked and untruthful? I am just wondering about all the things they said they did but gradually coming out to be all lies. These were put out by Felix Kwakye himself, this is serious.
 
Name: BRIBETAKERS
Mahama promised 1,600 CHPS compounds and delivers 5. He again promised 200 SHS buildings and delivered 11 after 4 years, plus Atta Mills injury time in power. Yet this is the party whose shame*less representatives and spokespersons are making noise because according to them the current govt has failed (after 7 months in office). What else could describe such bunch of characters apart from 1diots?
 



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