November 1, 2019
As Members of Parliament raised issues with the delay in the release of the District Assembly Common Fund, Government has fulfilled its promise it made to MPs before moving into a crucial meeting between MPs, DACF Administrator and Deputy Finance Minister.

Government released four hundred sixty-five million Ghana cedis to the Controller and Accountant General’s Depart for onwards disbursement.

According to the Ministry of Finance, an amount of two hundred million Ghana cedis (GHc200m) was expected to have been released on Monday 11th of November 2019 with the remaining two hundred and sixty-five million Ghana cedis (GHc265m) to have been paid on Tuesday the 12th of November 2019 as the second-quarter payment to the DACF this year.

Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei-Asare made this known after a crucial meeting between the Finance Ministry, Administrator of DACF Irene Naa Torshie and Members of Parliament on Tuesday.

The meeting follows weeks of agitation by Minority MPs complaining of serious constrains at the Assemblies bringing activities to a standstill because of lack of liquidity.

First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu who was in the chair last week Friday directed that the Tuesday’s meeting be held to bring finality to the issue.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/