Saturday, January 21, 2012

Subsidy fraud: I’ll not shield anybody – Okonjo-Iweala

African Herald Express
20 January 2012

Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said her mission in government is to fight corruption and improve efficiency by plugging wastages and ensuring more transparency and accountability in the management of public resources.

Pledging her commitment to cooperate with the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee investigating the fuel subsidy issue, the Minister declared: “We must get at the truth because the country needs every kobo we can find. I will not invent any answers to shield anybody”.

Dr Okonjo-Iweala also stated that subsidy is not an ideological issue and that the challenge is to ensure that subsidies are properly targeted to get to the people who need it most.

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