General News of Monday, 20 February 2017
Director of Elections for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Ofori Owusu has disclosed that the Government of Ghana has issued a cheque of 90,000 dollars to Members of Parliament to purchase for themselves cars.
He made this shocking revelation on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo in relation to the free Senior High School policy by the government.
Contrary to criticisms that there might be challenges with funding the free SHS policy, Nana Ofori Owusu told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that the nation has lots of money to implement the President’s vision.
He wondered how it would be difficult to fund the project when Parliamentarians are being given $90,000 each just to buy cars.
“Every time, we say we don’t have money. But they have given a cheque for $90,000 each to Parliamentarians, the 275 of them all that came recently, to go and buy 4WDs…Multiply the $90,000 by 275. We wake up and say there’s no money. It’s close to GHC 9.96 million . . . “We have money in the system. There is money . . . First, there’s the vision and then you find the money in the system.”
He called on the nation to support the vision by President Nana Akufo-Addo in order to revitalize the economy.
“The vision of the leader and where he wants us to go will help us to support him. We want to support our citizens because Ghana is one nation and for us all. So, if the vision is bold and the vision has clear path line to development, we will all do our best to ensure progress and development in the economy,” he said.