• A recent announcement said MPs should get a $ 28 million loan to buy cars
• Joseph Cudjoe says people should be measured in discussions on the issue
• He explained that the provision is there to meet an urgent need
Public Enterprise Minister Joseph Cudjoe called on the public to be sufficiently objective when discussing the types of cars MPs use.
He explained that it is necessary to discuss whether or not there is a need for the type of cars they use and whether or not they serve the right purposes.
Joseph Cudjoe made this known when he appeared on GhanaWeb TV’s flagship news show The Lowdown with host Nii Akwei Ismail Akwei.
He was responding to a question about the recent announcement that $ 28 million has been provided to MPs in the form of loans that will allow them to purchase vehicles.
When asked if he thought this arrangement was productive, he replied:
“$ 28 million for 275 deputies. So if a young man, maybe a teacher, aspires to be an MP, wants to contribute to the development of the community, and you have a Volkswagen (VW) Golf 3, that in that community you can drive, and all of that. suddenly, because of the bondage that is seen in you, you are made a deputy and you are now in accra and you have moved from yagba / kubore, are you going to speak against a government that says this young man should be supported with this car so that his constituents who want to see him as often as possible, are you saying he should use his VW Golf 3, from Accra, Parliament, and drive to Yagpa / Kubore every week? “
“I’m trying to paint a certain picture that if you take someone like me to make the decision, you will be wrong because the 275s, not all are like me. There are young and dynamic MPs and they there are also those who have worked their lives – retirees but want to serve the community, he finds himself in Parliament in Upper East, Tamale, Western North, somewhere and he is now in Accra. Voters want him. see – they want to see it. So let’s be objective about these issues whether the need is there or not, “Cudjoe explained.
Joseph Cudjoe also touched on other issues relating to his ministry, and the need to encourage the work he does as minister in charge of public enterprises in the country.
Watch it below: