North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has called on other Members of Parliament to advocate for the discontinuation of the purchase of vehicles for MPs through government loans.
According to him, MPs who need car loans should be allowed to procure their own vehicles through private loan arrangements.
“I honestly hope many colleague MPs will agree with me so we join forces and get Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to withdraw his MPs’ car loan agreement from Parliament. 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.”