Lawmaker for Ablekuma North Penelope Bartels has complained bitterly about loans Members of Parliament have to secure for vehicles they will be using for Parliamentary work.
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta presented a loan agreement for $28 million to Parliament for the purchase of 275 vehicles for MPs.
Based on the amount and the number of individuals involved, each MP is expected to receive over $100,000 for the purchase of a vehicle.
The Finance Committee of the House is expected to consider the loan agreement and report to the house.
But reacting to this Penelope who is a first-time Member of Parliament has said that it would have been a great idea if the government rather provides vehicles Members of Parliament will use for their work so that they leave them when they are leaving office after their tenure.
“Truthfully, majority of MPs agree that it would be better if govt/Parliament provide us with vehicles during our term that we don’t have to pay for and belongs to them. We use them for work and leave them behind when we leave. In any case, which employer today expects employees working for it to pay for their working vehicles from their salary? It makes no sense but how for do? Only in Ghana Parliament!”
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ 2021