November 13, 2019
Members of Parliament from both sides of the House raised issues with delay in the release of the Districts Assembly Common Fund (DACF) when the Administrator of the fund together with the Deputy Minister of Finance meet Parliamentary Committee of the whole.

According to the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George the meeting was evidently clear the delays in the release of the fund are not the fault of the Administrator and simply an issue of the Finance Ministry not meeting its obligations.

“It is a liquidity problem because the Finance Ministry could not give any solid reasons, it is simply government is broke; this whole issue of technical alignment we knew what the bench marks were from last year November”

He further pointed out in an interview that the finance Ministry has been given a deadline of today 10:00am to ensure that the releases are made before the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta present the budget.

“They tell us they would meet the deadline, we are the representative of the people it is a demand we are making on the Finance Ministry, the Deputy Minister has given us assurance by close of day Tuesday the administrator would get credit on her account so that she can make disbursement first thing Wednesday”.

The Ningo-Prampram lawmaker indicated that MPs would confirm that yes the administrators account has been credited for her to do the disbursement, “we would hold them for their words”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/