Regional News Fri, 9 May 2003

Kunbour spends Common Fund on deprived areas

Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, Member of Parliament for Lawra/Nandom, has so far spent 91 million cedis from his share of the Common Fund on a number of projects in deprived areas of his constituency.

Seventy million cedis of the amount went into the rehabilitation, renovation and provision of furniture in a number of schools in the area.

Beneficiary schools included, Tanchara/Kunyukuo, Babile, Baseble, Karbo, Twopare Primary schools and Kalsagri and Kokolign Junior Secondary schools.

Dr Kunbuor made this known at Lawra when he briefed newsmen on how he spent his share of the Common Fund.

''There is a perception in the constituency that either not much is being done in the use of my share of the fund or not much publicity is being given to the use of the fund.''


He said five million cedis from the fund was given to the Tantuo community to assist in the re-roofing of their primary school that was ripped off, while six million cedis worth of dual desks were provided for the Tom Zendaagangn and Brifor Primary schools.

Education funds established in the Lawra and Nandom Traditional areas as well as the Babile area were assisted with four million cedis from the fund.

Dr Kunbuor also provided six million cedis from the fund to the Lawra and Nandom Hospitals for the purchase of beddings for the wards.

Dr Kunbuor explained that the fund could not be used outside what each District Assembly considered to be its development priorities and those priorities varied between assemblies.

Source: gna