Some polling station executives of the Dormaa East Constituency in the Bono Region have accused the sitting Member of Parliament, William Sabi, diverting funds allocated to them by the Micro and Small Loan Centre, MASLOC.
The polling station executives alleged MASLOC allocated a sum of GH¢400,000 to the constituency to be shared to the polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to them, each qualified person is expected to get GH¢1,000 to invest in their existing businesses.
They stated that instead of the MP lobbying for the distribution of the forms to the qualified persons in order to access the funds, he rather distributed them to family and friends and polling station executives loyal to him and those who promised to vote for him in the upcoming parliamentary primaries
They indicated that some of the polling station executives have already benefitted from the MASLOC funds that were distributed recently and they have not been able to fully pay back and thus not qualified to access the current one.
The MP is alleged to have told those who are presently not qualified to give the forms to their relatives to fill on their behalf so that they could still access the funds.
The manipulations of the MP is said to have generated tension in the community among party faithful, which could escalate if steps are not taking to curb it.
“He is trying to use the MASLOC funds to make some political gains but this will not work.”
“We are vigilant in this constituency and we will resist any attempt by Hon. Sabi to divert the MASLOC funds”, one of the aggrieved polling station executives stated angrily.