The government of Ghana has set up a 27-member committee to investigate the just ended Ramadan. The committee is chaired by the suspended pepperdem Presidential staffer in charge of Policy and Communications, Dr. Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor.
Setting up of committees is an integral part of the NPP administration and the President says the Ramadan committee will help the government know the exact number of people who took part in the fasting.
“The committee will help us know the amount items to be donated to the communities that observed Ramadan” – The president said.
The setting of the Ramadan committee does not come as a shock to Ghanaians because 12 committees have been set up in the past few days to investigate the death of the 70-year old man who died after several hospitals denied him bed, termed as the NO BED COMMITTEES.
- The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service set up an Investigative Committee (IC) to probe the incident.
- The Ministry of Health has on its own set up a Medical Intelligence Unit (MIU), which is virtually another committee, to address medical no-bed things.
- The Ministry of Health has Another Committee (AC2) formed to oversee the committees formed,
- The Ghana Health Service, which is under the Ministry of Health, also has set up its own Investigative Committee (IC2),
- One Committee (OC) by the Presidency has been set up to probe the committees that have been set up.
- Each of the six hospitals which refused care for Anthony Acheampon, shall set up their own Local Level Committees (LLCs),
- These LLCs shall be coordinated by Another Committee (AC2) which shall then report to the Presidential Committee.
Top executives of the NPP have congratulated the government on the setting up of these many committees that would eventually bring the dead man back to life.
Members of the various committees have been given good amounts of monies to enable them perform their duties diligently. A member of the committee, Bafour Gyawu said he has gotten himself two Picanto cars. Baffour did not mention the exact amount but the spending of GHS 400,000 by 20 members of Parliament’s Health Committee from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for publicity and education purposes without receipts means everything is possible.
Committees set up in the past by ex-president John Mahama were known for drinking tea whereas those by Nana Addo eat Banku and Okro.
Back to Ramadan, the government says the report from the committee will also be consumed by the Statistical Service.
The President also inaugurated the “Ghana Beyond Aid” Charter Committee to tell the west that Ghana needs no aid. So the members of the committee are expected to travel worldwide to inform other countries to supporting providing aids to Ghana because we have leaders who think of V8s before ambulances.
[email protected] has been told that the setting up of committees is a gold mine and this accounts for the following committes:
1 – District Committees Against Illegal Mining
2 – Nine-member committee on the Landing Site to assist management supervise the construction of landing sites in some selected coastal areas in the country.
3 – A five-member ad hoc Committee to investigate the allegation of the levy and collection of various sums of money in US dollars, from expatriate businesses by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
4 – Parliament constituted a special committee to investigate the alleged corrupt dealings against the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, and other officials of the association as captured in the investigative documentary produced by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
5 – Parliamentary affairs committee to investigate and help unravel the circumstances leading to the NO BED DEATH.
6 – Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu Bio inaugurated a 7-member committee to embark on a ‘fact finding’ mission headed for the reclamation of ‘’galamsey’’ degraded lands at Kyebi in the Eastern region by the end of the year.
Ghana is so blessed with committees.