Delays in releasing gov?t funds frustrates MP

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cediMs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament for Tano North, has expressed worry about the delay in the release of government funds for development.

?We are almost in the last quarter of the year, no Common Fund, no GETFund, no NHIA Fund, no HIPC fund?, she told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at Duayaw-Nkwanta on Tuesday.

Ms Prempeh expressed the fear that creditors would soon flock the corridors of parliament to demand refund of loans many of the MPs had taken for national assignments.

?Apart from our core mandate as legislators, we are also to ensure the welfare of our people, and how can the MP work effectively without the necessary logistics and funding??

The MP said it was disheartening that the District Assembly Common Fund meant for development had also not been released since January.

Ms Prempeh noted with regret that the government had widened the tax net, increased road tolls and intended to increase the Value Added Tax as well, a situation which had worsened the plight of the ordinary citizenry.

?The NDC government has disappointed the good people of Ghana. Teachers, nurses, doctors are all embarking on strike while contractors not are paid?, she said.

Ms Prempeh later conducted the GNA round some on-going projects she is undertaking in t her constituency. Work on the renovation of the Subriso CHPS compound is 80 percent complete while a mechanized borehole at Subonpang is progressing.

At Duayaw-Nkwanta, a 20 seater aqua pricy toilet is almost complete. Ms Prempeh presented 50 street lights to some assembly members to be distributed to some selected communities in the constituency.

Source: GNA

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