MP urges Parliament to reject RLG boreholes

 MP urges Parliament to reject RLG boreholes

Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu in the Central region, Alex Afenyo Markin, has told Joy News he is opposed to RLG’s offer to build boreholes in their constituencies for free.

In a letter addressed to the Clerk of Parliament, the ICT and electronics company proposed to construct boreholes in each of the 275 constituencies in Ghana. The letter was signed by the Executive Director of the company, Prosper Harrison Addo and dated June 10, 2013.

A memo from the Clerk of Parliament, Emmanuel Ayimadu, further directed MPs interested in the project to fill a form indicating the town they want the borehole located.

But Mr Afenyo Markin is urging his colleagues to reject the offer.

Speaking to Joy News, Mr Markin said he is “totally” against the offer.

“I think it’s a strategy to compromise Members of Parliament and I therefore will not subscribe to that so called borehole drilling by RLG Foundation”, he stated.

According to the Efutu MP, the offer is an attempt by RLG to hoodwink the parliamentarians after Joy News investigations revealed the company has breached its contract with Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) to train some youths in ICT and mobile phone repairs.

Emphasising his disagreement over the offer, Mr Markin maintained that “I need boreholes in Winneba, but I will look for funding”.