The minister for inner city and zongo development, Hon. Mustapha Hamid has been receiving stick from Ghanaians on social media for what is perceived as a blatant lie at the recently held media encounter.
During the question and answer section of the event, a young journalist asked what the ministry had done for the Zongos aside the astro pitches considering the amount the minister claims to have been used for the projects, which exceeded GHC15million.
The answer given by the minister is what has turned out to be a lie. Mustapha Hamid said the money was used not only for the construction of the astro football playing fields but also the sinking of boreholes in the Zongo communities without water and a large chunk of the budget used to desilt a clogged drain in the Asawase community in Kumasi known as Palele, which caused flooding when ever it rained heavily.
But a video which was posted on social media by outspoken musician Kwame A Plus, which juxtaposes the purported current state of the Palele drainage system and the answer given by the minister indicates he lied when the whole nation was watching.
See the video below