The $1million per constituency promised in the 2016 manifesto of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is already being implemented and disbursed to various constituencies, the Minister Special Development Initiatives Minister, Mavis Hawa Koomson has revealed.
According to the Minister, the amount is being used in projects such as the One Village One Dam, dugouts, toilet facilities which are all currently under construction in the three Regions of the North in the first phase of the Project.
She added that these have began before it spreads to other regions in the country, while 275 ambulances are being procured for each constituency, water supply system among other initiatives are also being carried out and therefore criticism that the government has reneged on that promise is out of ignorance.
Speaking during the maiden National Conference of Ex-MMDCEs, former President Mahama berated the ruling government that the one million dollars per constituency President Akufo-Addo promised to Ghanaians during the electioneering period is nowhere to be found as the government keeps giving excuses for its disbursement.
” People don’t understand and they will not ask for clarification. The one million per constituency will not be put into people’s pocket to be spent. If we do that how do we account to the people? But because we want to account to Ghanaians we are giving these CEO the responsibility to implement to the project. The money is not to be given to the people to show among themselves. The projects such as water, dugouts, toilets, warehouses and the constituency need assessment. These are the projects the 1 million per constituency is to be used for,” she said.
Source: Ghana Guardian