West Mamprusi Assembly kicks against ‘back door’ auctioning of vehicles

Members of the West Mamprusi Municipality Assembly have kicked against the auctioning of vehicles belonging to the assembly in a special meeting held today for the approval of the assembly budget.

The members said they were not informed about the intend and also not prevey to the processes that went on regarding the sale of the vehicles and as to whether the vehicles were properly valued to the benefit of the Municipality.

The members who kicked against the practice at the special meeting of the Assembly in Walewale, the Municipal capital, said the law frowned on not following due processes in the auctioning of Assembly properties.

Some of the assembly vehicles readied for auctioning

Other issues that featured prominently in the deliberations of the house included; the issue of water crisis and the high cost of connecting the water system to households within the municipal capital, Walewale.

The Assembly members suggested for the appearance of the Ghana Water Company manager for the Municipality to explain to the house the reasons behind the high cost.

Accordingly to one of the assembly men who spoke to TamaleOnline News, he stated that there was lack of transparency in the auctioning of the vehicles, since members were not prevey to items auctioned, the cost per item and the total amount realised to satisfy the house on transparency and accountability.

Members also impressed upon the Assembly secretariat to furnish the house with a copy of the budget to enable a proper study of the document to enable them understand the various areas the assembly intended to spend on and as to whether they were captured in scale of preference with value for money considered, to allow for transparency.

The hearing of the budget was therefore adjourned to Friday 24th October.

Source: tamaleonline.net | Mashood Issifu Mahama

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