Mark Kurt Nawani, MP for Nabdam, has urged the government to release common funds for the fourth quarter of 2020.
According to him, MPs are in financial distress and require the funds to pay off debts incurred as a result of projects completed in the latter half of 2020.
He stated that governance is a continuous process and that projects must be completed even after an election, thus the need for the government to pay the arrears of the MPs common fund.
“Normally, when a new government takes office, there is not supposed to be such a long delay in paying the arrears. Arrears are usually paid within 2-3 months, but we are now in the sixth month, and I am referring to the 2020 common fund, not this year (2021).
We are severely hampered because the last quarter of 2020 has not yet been resolved, and we even have debts to settle. Some boreholes have been dug, and we need to fill them. A variety of other activities were also carried out. People expect him to work because “governance does not end with elections,” he said in a report by Bolgatanga-based Dreamz FM.
“The government owes a lot of money. There is a problem with their cash flow, and I am hoping that they can solve it as soon as possible to ensure the smooth operation of the country,” he added, expressing concern about the government’s debts.