Honorable Patrick Boamah, the Vice – Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee and MP for Okaikwei Cetral has confessed that, he would have asked his colleagues to reject the latest car loan agreement which has been presented by the Minister of Finance if he had the chance to do so.
In his view, the state should have bought the cars for all the parliamentarians to use and hand it over to their successors when they leave office.
He explained that, considering the other arms of government, the state procures cars for them to use freely as part of their conditions of office.
But it’s so sad that with the Parliament of Ghana, they have to purchase cars on loan which they will pay back in the next few months
“If i had the the chance, i would have convinced all my colleagues to reject the latest car loan agreement which has been presented to us by the Minister of Finance.
I am saying this because, with all the other arms of government, vehicles are procured for them without asking them to pay back.
But as for Parliamentarians, we are being asked to agree to take a loan in order to be able to purchase cars which we will use to serve the nation” – He said.
ABOUT THE LOAN
The Minister of Finance, Hin. Ken Ofori Atta presented a loan agreement for $28 million to Parliament to enable them purchase 275 vehicles for MPs.
According to calculation, each MP is going to receive about $100,000 for to buy a car considering their number and the amount of the total loan.