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I Call On My Colleague MP To Oppose The Vehicle Loan Agreement - Okudzato Ablakwa (MP North Tongu)

The member of parliament for North Tongu Constituency has stated that, instead of government securing the loans on their behalf, he said MPs should be able to secure their loans themselves. 

As earlier stated by Citizenshypegh, the Government is expected to pay 60 percent of this loan amount with the remaining 40 percent taking up by the MPs themselves. 

Find below what he has to say and why he thinks his colleagues should buy into his idea and inform the government to halt such moves, since the public is not in content with it. 

“If the executive branch of government does not have the resources to provide duty vehicles for MPs as it does for MMDCEs, CEOs of State Institutions/SOEs, Ministers, Judges, Civil Servants, Security Services, and so on and so forth, then MPs who need car loans should be allowed to make their own private car loan arrangements with the banks just as most private sector workers do.”


“That will simply require that government stops the monthly deductions from MP’s salaries so we will be free to broker individual car loan deals based on our salary structure, constituency terrain and other personal preferences,” Mr. Ablakwa said in a statement.


“I honestly hope many colleague MPs will agree with me so we join forces and get Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to withdraw his MP’s car loan agreement from Parliament.”

Ultimately, Mr. Ablakwa said entire Article 71 emoluments regime was “in urgent need of a major overhaul.” “We need to demolish this apartheid superstructure and create new conditions of service framework for public officials which are more equitable, transparent, justifiable and acceptable to the people who employ us.”

Here are some excerpts of his article. 

I have long held the view that the entire Article 71 emoluments regime is in urgent need of a major overhaul.

We need to demolish this apartheid superstructure and create new conditions of service framework for public officials which are more equitable, transparent, justifiable and acceptable to the people who employ us.

As MPs, let us also boldly confront and discontinue the practice of government loans to purchase vehicles for MPs. If the executive branch of government does not have the resources to provide duty vehicles for MPs as it does for MMDCEs, CEOs of State Institutions/SOEs, Ministers, Judges, Civil Servants, Security Services, and so on and so forth, then MPs who need car loans should be allowed to make their own private car loan arrangements with the banks just as most private sector workers do. That will simply require that government stop the monthly deductions from MP’s salaries so we will be free to broker individual car loan deals based on our salary structure, constituency terrain and other personal preferences.


I personally feel this is a grest idea which should the interest of all the other member of parliament, at least not to put their image in a dent and save their names from public criticism.

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Citizenshypegh North Tongu Constituency Security Services

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