Interior Ministry gets Ghc1bn as budget estimates

March 25, 2017
Source: Eugene Davis/thebftonline.com/Ghana
Interior Ministry gets Ghc1bn as budget estimates

Parliament has approved a Ghc1billion budget estimate for the Ministry of Interior for the financial year ending 31ST December,2017.

Presenting the Committee on Defence and Interior report, Maj.Rtd. Derek Yaw Oduro indicated that budget for the Ministry remains woefully inadequate.

 He also emphasised that if the country is to continue to enjoy accelerated socio-economic development and growth, it is important that premium is placed on the protection of human lives and property.

“Ghana has to move in tandem with the changing trends in crime fighting. It is therefore imperative that the budgetary allocation is reviewed with the urgency that it deserves to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ministry and its Agencies.”he said.

Some of the agencies under the Ministry include NADMO, Prisons Service, Police Service, Immigration, Fire Service, Peace Council, Refugee Board, Gaming Commission among others