A minister of state has provided an update on what her party intends to spend the “One Million One Constituency” promise made by her party.
Mavis Hawa Koomson who is the Member of Parliament for Awuku Senya East Constituency who doubles as the minister for Special Development Initiative gave the update on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Tuesday.
According to the minister, the initiative was not planned to be given to people to fill their pockets.
“We can’t give the one million dollars to the people to share among themselves, rather, we will use it for social infrastructure that will benefit the entire constituency and better the quality of life as well as improve on the living conditions of the populace.”
She added that since the infrastructure is for the benefit of the constituents, the ministry will undertake projects based on the needs of the constituents.
“In my constituency, for instance, we realized we needed a durbar ground so there was a sod-cutting ceremony yesterday for the construction to begin.”
“I can assure Ghanaians the US$1 million per constituency annually as approved by Parliament is safe and will be duly used to finance the needed basic socio-economic infrastructure in our constituencies,” she added.
The Special Development initiative was set up to monitor the realisation of the projects and give accounts of the outcome.
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It was a pledge to give every constituency [the One Million Dolars] annually as part of a campaign promise by the governing party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.