Social media users campaign against $28m loan to purchase cars for MPs

Scores on social media are calling on Parliament to throw out a request by the Finance Ministry for a $28 million loan from the National Investment Bank (NIB) to purchase 275 vehicles for legislators in the eighth Parliament.

Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei Asare, on Tuesday, July 6, laid the request before the Floor of the House.

The Minister also presented a similar request for a $3.5 million car loan for members of the 8th Council of State for them to purchase vehicles.

According to social media users, the procurement of vehicles for MPs is not the need of the average Ghanaian.

They said government should place priority on providing quality education by ensuring schools under trees are a thing of the past, as well as providing quality healthcare and good roads.

Some of them want government to “drop that V8 and #fix the country”.

“Parliament is yet to approve a loan of $28m to buy cars, my question is what do the parliamentarians use their salaries for? Can’t they use their own cars?” a user quizzed.

Below are some comments from Twitter:


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