We didn’t blow Gh¢220,000 on graveyard wall; we did more CEDECOM

Acting Deputy Executive Director of Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM) Kwete Quaynor, has said reports about the Commission spending GH ¢ 220, 000 on the Swedru Cemetary wall are untrue and should be disregarded.

He said contrary to what the public was made to believe, the Commission has done more than putting up the wall to the graveyard.

Reacting to the issue on the Joy FM’s Super Morning Show (SMS) special edition held in Cape Coast, Quaynor said the cemetry is a burial ground for royals and is therefore a tourist attraction site. The Commission has put up security posts, car parks and summer huts all in the Swedru cemetry for tourists.

He said, the Commission saw more than just a cemetery saying the place houses a royal mausoleum and a forest reserve.

Also, he said the area was noted for notoriety such as pick-pocketing and the Commission has helped to curb the tendency because of the project.

According to him, his outfit’s failure to explain to the people the relevance and nature of the project is accountable for the misinformation in the public.

He remarked his outfit will begin a sensitization program to explain the nature and relevance of the project to residents to correct the misinformation.

Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM), was set up by the government of Ghana as part of its regional sustainable development programme to champion development in the region.

However, CEDECOM has recently come under attack for executing projects that failed to target poverty in the region deemed the fourth poorest in the country.

On September 16, 2014, the Central Regional correspondent of Joy News, Richard Kwadwo Nyarko revealed, the Commission has expended GH¢220,000 in the region on a fence wall for a graveyard which it described as a tourist site.

Residents descended on the Commission for a project they described as frivolous.

Acting Deputy Executive Director of CEDECOM Kwete Quaynor however would not confirm the exact cost of the project but intimated that the Gh ¢220,000 found in the project document was only an estimate.

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