A legal practitioner and law lecturer at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) Accra, Mr Justice Abdulai has said that the Ministry of Inner-city & Zongo Development should have been called Ministry of Turf Development instead since that was all the ministry have been able to achieve in four years.
“I think that ministry should have been called ministry of turf development because that all they did and that could have been done by the sport ministry,” he said.
He mentioned constructing astroturf does not equate proper development hence could not be called Ministry of Zongo Development.
The renowned UPSA lecture also indicated the same project could have equally been done by the Ministry of Youth and Sport adding that the government did not need a ministry on it own just to construct astroturf.
“If the President indeed felt something good the President could have created a desk or even a deputy ministerial position at the office of the sport ministry because that is all they did, just the construction of astroturf in the zongos, that all,” the added.
“How the development is properly so called, is good you have given me a descent football park to play however, did you need a minister, a ministry in fact not just a minister, did you need ministry to create that.”
“You created a ministry just to construct KVIP and you tell me this is so important,” he jab.
Ministry of Inner-city and Zongo Development Ministry
The President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his first term in office created the Ministry of Inner-city and Zongo Development to among other things o create prosperous, inclusive and sustainably developed inner-cities and zongo communities across Ghana.
He has however, realigned with other Ministries since he commenced his second term in office.