Municipal Chief Executive justifies using public funds to buy ritual items to pacify gods

The kind of things the poor Ghanaian taxpayers’ money is used for is mind-blowing.

Municipal Chief Executive justifies using public funds to buy ritual items to pacify their gods

The Breman Asikuma Municipal Assembly has disclosed that it used public funds to purchase ritual items to pacify gods at Breman Benin before a newly constructed market complex could be operational, reported.


The Municipal Chief Executive, Isaac Odum is reported as saying his outfit had no choice but to heed the calls of residents who he claimed had refused to use the facility, fearing they might die if they used it without first performing the said ritual.

“After the construction and handing over of the project, the people said they are not going to use the place simply because they are afraid and the assembly needs to pacify the gods.

“Which we’ve done and a prayer was said and it has now allowed them to go in there and the market is functioning now,” Mr Odum told JoyNews’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo on Tuesday.


Although the 2015/2016 Auditor General’s report indicated questionable flags over the expenditure, Parliament's Public Accounts Committee Chairman, James Klutse Avedzi did not see anything wrong with it.

According to the chairman, the performance of the ritual was meant to pave the way for the utilization of the market which could benefit the assembly economically.

“It is the communities that demanded from the assembly to do that, [which they did].

“But I think the assembly was looking at it from the economic point of view; ‘let’s give them this [pacification items] for them to perform the rituals then the market can be used which we can go and take our tolls for more revenue’,” he said.




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