- Each constituency in the country will receive the funds in August
- The money would be used to finance the one-district, one-factory policy, among others
- A ten-member Cabinet-approved committee would, oversee the entire programme
Information reaching YEN indicates that current government is about to kick start the fulfillment of its promise to provide one million dollars to every constituency.
The funds earmarked are expected to reach all constituencies within the first week of August this year.
The minister in charge of Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson, indicted that seventy percent cash will be channeled to policies that were used as the basis for the 2016 electoral campaign.
That which is left, she said, will go into the provision of necessities for the constituencies.
A ten-member committee would be constituted, subject to the approval of Cabinet, to oversee the the project.
She added that the country will be segmented into three parts - the Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority and the Coastal Development Authority, to ensure the feasibility of the project.
These sub committees will be coordinated by the Presidency so as to avoid financial impropriety.
Earlier this year, the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, revealed that party’s promise of 1 million dollars to every constituency, will serve as the basis for the implementation of the one district, one factory policy.
He added that government intends to reallocate capital expenditure towards the policy, despite concerns that the plan to cut taxes could hinder these efforts.
He further stated that, assessing Ghana’s current expenditure profile, 15 percent of the country’s revenue, which represents about GHc 1.6 billion, is diverted towards capital expenditure.
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