September 3, 2011

Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere, has expressed his unhappiness about the number of deductions from the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).

He said he was surprised that out of GH¢198,000 earmarked for the assembly as its share of the common fund released recently to undertake development projects, the assembly received only GH¢44,000 with the rest being deductions at source.

Mr Botwe called on all assembly members to help investigate why there were such deductions and for what purpose they were used. He expressed this concern on Thursday at the Akuapem North
District Assembly meeting at Akropong.

Mr Botwe said if the trend continued, it would disrupt the ability of the Assembly to undertake development projects in the area. He briefed the Assembly on some of the important deliberations in
Parliament such as the number of bills before the house and other pressing issues being dealt by the house.

Mr Botwe appealed to the members of the Assembly to be committed to their constituents and work for their welfare in order to continue to receive good will from them.

Source: GNA