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General News of Monday, 30 July 2018

Source: Class FM

'Good news' coming for zongos – Boniface

Minister of Inner City and Zongo Development, Abubakar Saddique Boniface, has reiterated government’s commitment to bring development to zongo communities across the country.

According to him, consultations have been held on how to channel the Zongo Development Fund to identified communities.

The ministry was created by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to undertake some special programmes to improve the economic and social circumstances of zongos and slum areas.

Speaking to Class News, Mr Boniface Saddique noted that plans will soon be rolled out for the disbursement of the funds.

He said: “Plans are far advanced as far as we are concerned, we’ve a lot of work doing on the ground, we haven’t started selling our work. Very soon, you’ll begin to see our works spread all across the country.

“It is so important that we don’t need to be talking and just deceiving the public but we must be proactive, we must ensure that whatever we have said, we translate into action and that is what we are doing.

“If you go to the Ministry of Finance, I’ve submitted a request to advance monies for projects to take off and very soon, we’ll be hearing good news…”

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