By Gabriel Enogholase
BENINâ€”Money for the execution ofÂ Â constituency projects as enshrined in the 2008 budget by members of the National Assembly has been released by the federal government.
Each member of the House of Representatives is entitled to execute projects worth N40 million while that of their counterparts in the Senate stood at N50 million.
Disclosing this in Benin yesterday while inspecting on-going constituency projects in his constituency, the member representing Egor/Ikpoba â€“Okha in the House of Representatives, Mr. Ifaluyi Isibor, explained that over 4,900 contractactors were being mobilized to execute the projects nationwide.
Explaining the delay in the execution of the constituency projects, Mr. Isibor said:Â â€œWe discovered that the Presidency was trying to say that they cannot implement the budget as it is, but we put pressures on them to implement the budget as passed by the National Assembly.
â€œPayment for the execution of constituency projects for members of the National Assembly has been released by the federal government to contractors and the Presidency has agreed to implement constituency projects so that people in the rural areas could have a feel of the dividends of democracyâ€.
During the inspection of the projects which included three classroom blocks at Osemede Junior Secondary School at Ohoghobi worth N13.5million, Mr. Isibor called on parents and guardians to send their wards to public schools, as they were now being restructured to provide qualitative education for their children.
He also donated chairs and tables as well as VIP toilets for the use of the school.
He is also constructing three classroom blocks at Okhokhougbo and Eweka Primary Schools Useh, both at Egor local government area.
He also provided drugs worth N4 million to health centres in the two local government areas that make up his constituency.