The Food and Agriculture Committee in Parliament is to summon the Chief Executive of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority to answer questions on how the afforestation project is being handled.
The project came under public scrutiny when it was revealed in a report from the Finance Committee that over 33 million Ghana cedis has been spent on building trees in Northern part of the country.
MP for Kwadaso, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto says the committee was never aware of the afforestation project and has questioned when the trees were planted.
Speaking on Multi TV’s AM Show, Mr. Afriyie Akoto says the committee in the coming days will summon Alhaji Iddi.
“We as the oversight committee had absolutely no hint about this 15 million going into SADA for this Guinea fowl project,” he queried.
He also raised questions about when the trees were planted, saying “where did they plant the trees. It is ridiculous. SADA and all these parastatals should be brought under proper control.
He also bemoaned Parliament’s failure to play its oversight role of scrutinizing expenditure and profligate spending by the executive and said a reform in the laws that govern the legislature will be the solution.