A researcher with the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Mr. Joseph Sefah Debrah has described as unconventional, the failure of the Central Regional Pre-mix Committee to render accounts seven months into office.
Mr. Debrah said it is proper for the committee to be transparent to clear any misconceptions the public may have about their operations.
He continued that since there is a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of pre-mix meant for developmental projects in the communities landing beaches are located, consistent failure to render accounts by the committee defeats the developmental agenda of these communities.
Mr. Debrah speaking to Egya Cosmos, host of Egyanom Afarfo on ATL FM on Tuesday, said it was wrong for the committee to work for seven months and not render accounts without giving any tangible explanation.
File Photo: Landing beach in Ghana
Responding to this, the Coordinator for the Central Regional Pre-mix Committee, Kobina Badu explained that the rendering of accounts by the sub committees had been delayed because it took time for Chief Executives at the various MMDAs to be appointed.
According to him, though the account rendering is a necessity, the poor sales recorded by some landing beaches has also caused the delay.
“Rendering the accounts demands some financial commitment and since some landing beaches are not making good sales the process has been stalled. For some LBCs a tanker of fuel supplied takes a pretty long time to be sold out so that is another reason for the delay”, he said.
The CR Premix Committee Coordinator said the accounts would be rendered by the close of the year.
Source: ATL FM News