Tag Archives: Common fund

CJ proposes use of Common Fund to build, refurbish courts

Ghana’s Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, is proposing the use of portions of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF), for the establishment and refurbishment of dilapidated court structures to ensure the delivery of quality justice in the country. Her Lordship, who made the suggestion today, [Tuesday] in the Upper East Region during a three-day working visit, explained that, the unfavorable ...

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MMDAs can survive without common fund – Tema MCE

The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Felix Mensah Nii Anang-La, has stated that some of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), including the TMA, can survive without government support. His assertion was in agreement with the Citi Breakfast Show discussion on Tuesday, spearheaded by Host Bernard Avle, which advocated the need for government to reduce or in some case cut ...

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Naa Torshie approved as Common Fund Administrator

Parliament has approved former Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency, Irene Naa Torshie, as Administrator for the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF). Naa Torshie will replace Kojo Fynn, the former administrator who was relieved of his post by President Akufo-Addo earlier this year. Approving her nomination, Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye said : “This honourable house has approved the ...

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Naa Torshie advocates borrowing by MMDAs from local banks

Irene Naa Torshie Addo, the President’s nominee for the position of Common Fund Administrator,  is proposing new measures including borrowing from banks to end the perennial challenge of the delay in the payment of Assemblies’ share of the Common Fund. Per the constitution, not less than 5 percent of national revenue is to be allocated to the Common Fund for ...

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Naa Torshie to be vetted for Common Fund position today

The Appointments Committee of Parliament is expected to vet the President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the position of District Assembly Common Fund Administrator, Irene Naa Torshie Addo today. The Former Tema West MP, was named by the President some weeks ago as his nominee for the position. The Administrator monitors the use of the Common Fund by District Assemblies and reports ...

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Minority slams Nana Addo for ‘sacking’ Common Fund head

The Minority in Parliament has lambasted President Akufo Addo for his directive to the Administrator of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund to proceed on leave. Two weeks ago, Kojo Fynn, who is the Administrator, was asked to take an indefinite leave. He will be replaced by Tema West Member of Parliament, Naa Torshie Addo, although he still has some 24 ...

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AG sued over common fund allocation to MPs, RCCs

The Attorney General has been dragged before the Supreme Court by two persons over the allocation of a portion of the District Assembly Common Fund to Members of Parliament, and Regional Coordinating Councils. The plaintiffs, John Ndebugri Awuni and Richard Kwadwo Nyarko, are law students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC). According to them, such allocation to either Members ...

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Scrap Common Fund Secretariat – Casely Hayford

An anti-corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely-Hayford, wants government to dissolve the Secretariat solely charged with the responsibility to disburse the District Assembly Common Fund, saying it is a waste of resources. According to him, the fund, together with its managers, only slow down development, and cost the country additional money that could be used for other projects. Speaking on The Big ...

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