We deserve a percentage of the Common Fund – Upper East Region Assembly Members

U-ER Assembly Members

Members of the Upper East Regional Assembly are requesting at least 5% of the MPs Common Fund.

They argue that they are in charge of more development projects in electoral areas and that they are entitled to a share of the Fund in order to carry out those projects successfully.

The Dean of Presiding Members in the Upper East Region, Eric Akurugu in an interview with Media General’s Tanko Mohammed Rabiu said they would have even asked for the full Common Fund.

He disclosed that they had already informed the government of their desire through the Minister of Local Government, Rural Development, and Decentralization.

“We are rather doing the more work and sometimes the Common Fund doesn’t come to us,” Mr Akurugu said. “But it rather goes to the MP, on whose behalf we are doing most of the work.”

“I don’t see the reason why they should be given the Common Fund.”

Mr. Akurugu recommended the establishment of an Electoral Area Fund to spur development in local communities while also chastising the central government for often embarking on projects in communities without the knowledge of the assemblies.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group


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