Member of Parliament for Banda constiruency and Deputy Minority whip, Hon. Ahmed Ibrahim has accused the government of deliberately refusing to honor payment of the MPs common fund.
According to him, the common fund arrears due MPs has not been paid since the beginning of 2019 and that it is stifling development in their various constituencies.
Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' program, he explained that the government has deliberately refused to pay with the intention of making some MPs lose their primaries.
He added that they need to carry out so many projects which they do with the common fund.
"So I am pleading with the government to release funds for the payment of the common fund for MPs, because some of the MPs are really suffering," he said.
“There is a serious developmental problem and challenges at the local government system and the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta does not see the need to pay the common fund, he does not know the use, which is why foot soldiers and the party grassroots are crying that the government is a non-performing one.”
He clarified that from September 2018, government has not paid the last quarter of the common fund.
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