Assembly Common Fund Arrears To Be Released Within 24hrs - Abena Osei-Asare

The Deputy Minister of Finance, Abena Osei-Asare has assured members of Parliament that arrears in the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) for 2019 will be released within 24 hours.

The deputy minister said this when she appeared before members of parliament together with Irene Naa Torshie, as Administrator for the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).

Minority in Parliament has threatened to block the approval of the government's 2020 budget.

The MPs are alleging that the government has since April this year refused to release the financial allocation to the district assemblies despite parliamentary approval.

They argue that the government’s refusal to disburse the funds is stifling development at the local level.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) legislators want the government to immediately release all the monies in arrears and publish the amount accrued since April.

Source: Kofi Atakora/Joydaddymultimedia.com

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