Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, the Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency
Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, the Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo Constituency has implored MPs to take it upon themselves the duty to letting the Ghanaians know about the advantages of loans secured by the government.
The Member of Parliament made this call on the house floor during the debate that headed the common approval of the 2015 midterm budget review that comprises a Eurobond of US$1,500,000.
The opposition members were of the view, during the debate that, the loans taken from the government are not useful for the betterment of the people in spite of consequently approving it consistently.
The majority opposition leaders indicated in conclusion that many good things that happened over the years in the country are as the result of loan contracted by the successive government since independence.
The former Minister of Health, stated his personal experience in 1977 when he was called to go to Accra to participate in the recruitment process into the Ghana Armed Forces, but had not been delayed for 3 days in Bole because the plateau that transported people over the River Bamboi had developed a fault, therefore people had to wait until in repaired.
He had to travel through the dusty areas from the Northern Region to start the exams upon his arrival in Accra.
He added that while traveling, his face was painted to dust and he looked so funny with his dusty face at the exam center, though that did not discourage him from getting the 3rd position Nationally after appearing 1st in the Upper Western Region.
He exposed that only one thing kept him away from joining the army was an almost synchronized admission into the UOG-Legon.
Hon Joe Ghartey, the 2nd Deputy Speaker joked that he would have been an Ex-Head of the State by now if he entered the Army.
The main point that was driving at is that the General Acheampong, the Head of State at the time contracted a loan to build a bridge over the River Bamboi and some other projects.
He stated that loans must not be seen as bad because it has immensely taken part in the development of this nation and is relied heavily upon by the every government.
Therefore, he called on the Members of Parliament to stop creating the impression that the loans government contract does not assist the people, but rather throw light on the loans benefits as well.
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