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Students petition Builsa South DCE and 2 others to release common fund

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The District Chief Executive for Builsa South in the Upper East region, Daniel Kwame Gariba has less than a week to sign documents to approve funds allocated to students in tertiary institution in the district or face the wrath of some students.

A petition sighted by a1radioonline.com and signed by its leaders alleges that some tertiary students from the district have been unjustifiably denied the opportunity to benefit their share of the MPs common fund.

“Our checks reveal that the letter dated 30th October, 2020 which contained the request by the Hon. Member of Parliament was delivered to the Builsa South District on 2nd November, 2020. It is disheartening to note that three months down the line, the request has since not been approved to enable beneficiaries take the monies.”

But Mr. Gariba when contacted stated that the district assembly was on break at the time the Member of Parliament contacted the assembly for release of the funds to the students.

Regardless, the DCE stated that “the Finance Officer who had travelled to spend the Xmas break in Accra with his family, has just returned and hopefully this week, the funds will be process for the students to be paid.”

The students who gave the DCE, the District Coordinating Director and the Finance Officer a 5 working day ultimatum to release the funds stated that any further delay will worsen their situation.

“By this petition, we call on the DCE and District Coordinating Director to as a matter of urgency approve the request put in by the Hon. Member of Parliament so as to ameliorate the suffering of parents and students for that matter.”

Below is the statement

Source: A1Radioonline.com|Joshua Asaah|101.1Mhz

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