An amount of GHc21 million hasbeen disbursed to pay beneficiaries under the Youth in Afforestation programme,Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie hasstated.
The disbursement is coming after some beneficiaries staged a demonstration over unpaid salaries between five-seven months.
But speaking on the matter, theCEO who is popularly known as Sir John said theCommission has since April been paying the allowances of the beneficiaries and that another GH₵21 million will be paid by Friday.
“I can report that, conferring with the banks, the monies have been paid but there area few who are still in the process of being paid. We’ve spoken with GCB Bank and they confirmed that the monies have gone,” he said in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM.
“I believe that by close of the day today [Wednesday], all of them will have their allowances paid. That also includes not only the August allowance by the July allowances. In a weeks’ time, another money will hit their account and I can assure you that they will also be laughing all the way to the bank so we all celebrate this yuletide,” he added.