The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday was faced with one of the hardest shock as procedures are concern.
The shock was when the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Mr Isaac Odoom, told the committee that he had to use part of the common fund allocated to the district for rituals to pacify the gods.
According to him, after the completion and handing over of the new Breman Benin market, the traders refused to move into it with the excuse that they would die if they moved there.
He said upon persuasion by the market women, the assembly had no choice but to heed the request of the women by buying goats and Schnapps to purify the market.
“It is the communities that demanded from the assembly to do that. But I think the assembly was looking at it from the economic point of view; ‘let’s give them this [pacification items] for them to perform the rituals then the market can be used which we can go and take our tolls for more revenue’,” he said.