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Local Development Gov't to start disbursing $1m, 1 constituency funds next week

The policy will be temporarily implemented through a 10-member committee until the bill for the creation of the development of authorities is passed in Parliament.

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The government will from next week start releasing monies for the various projects under the one million per constituency policy.

The minister for Special Development Initiatives Hawa Koomson who disclosed this said the policy will be temporarily implemented through a 10-member committee until the bill for the creation of the development of authorities is passed in Parliament.

The promise to spend $1 million on every district is targeted at alleviating poverty and local intervention programmes, the president, Nana Akufo-Addo has said.

READ ALSO: Each constituency will get $1m every year under NPP - Bawumia

He announced introducing the policy during his campaigns ahead of the 2016 elections.

The party promised to set up development authorities which will be used as vehicles to implement the policy.

Many fear that the policy will not materialise any moment from now since the bills for the development authorities are yet to be passed by Parliament.

But the sector minister Hawa Koomson told Accra-based Joy FM that her outfit is using alternative means to implement the policy while waiting for the bill to be passed in Parliament.

READ ALSO: Akatsi DCE rubbishes NPP's $1 million-one-constituency policy

She said six of the regions have already submitted a report on what development projects they will embark on if the one million dollars is disbursed to the various constituencies in their regions.

The other four regions are expected to do so on Friday.

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