Assembly members demand accountability from MP

Mr Ayeh-Paye

Mr Ayeh-Paye

Some assembly members in the Ayensuano District Assembly are demanding that their Member of Parliament (MP), Samuel Ayeh-Paye give a detailed account of the use of his MP’s Common Fund.
They claim that their MP had not been fair to them in the disbursement of the MP’s Common Fund.

Majority of the assembly members raised the red flag at the close of the 2019 budget hearing to deliberate on the assembly’s projects for next year at Coaltar in the Eastern Region.

Speaking in an interview, Edward Amaadi Antwi, who is the Presiding Member and assembly member for Teacher Mante, expressed worry about the refusal of the MP to attend general meetings of the assembly.

He explained that “such meetings are the best platforms to explain issues to members of the assembly for them to have a fair understanding of how the fund is utilised in the district.

“Out of the four meetings organised in the year, Mr Ayeh-Paye has attended two and it would have helped him to clear doubts on certain issues,” he said.

Christian Tetteh Annor, Assembly Member for Anum Apapam North, said they had heard the MP speak on several platforms concerning projects he had undertaken with the Common Fund, but the constituents have not witnessed such projects.

“He is our MP, we cannot do away with him, we are pleading with him to avail himself, because, the constituency is bedeviled with lots of challenges, we need all major stakeholders to discuss and find possible solutions to our challenges,” he noted. -GNA

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