Parliament has approved former Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency, Irene Naa Torshie as Administrator for the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).
Naa Torshie will replace Kojo Fynn, the former administrator who was relieved of his post by President Akufo-Addo earlier this year.
Approving her nomination, Speaker of Parliament, Mike Ocquaye said : “This honourable house has approved the nomination of Mrs Irene Naa Torshie Addo for appointment as Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund in accordance with Article 252 (4) of the Constitution. May I take the opportunity to congratulate her on on your behalf.”
The District Assemblies’ Common Fund is a pool of resources created under Article 252 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana.
The pool is provided with at least 5% of the national revenue, set aside to be shared among all District Assemblies in Ghana with a formula approved by Parliament. Although the constitution does not state explicitly that allocations from the fund be made to MPs or regional coordinating councils, the country currently allocates a fraction of the fund to MPs and Regional Coordinating Councils.
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