Fat Emoluments for Ghanaian politicians have become the topic of discussion a while now. Prominent persons like former Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo and the convener for The People’s Project (TPP), Mr. Kwame Asare Obeng aka A-Plus have become vocal among those who disagree with politicians (parliamentarians and others) receiving gargantuan sums of monies as “ex gratia”.
The Deputy Communication Director of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Benjamin Mensah has waded into this controversy. He says his party if voted into power will ensure the end of ex gratia payment to all government appointees.
He bemoaned that the practice although a provision in the 1992 Constitution, needs to be abolished, as it is a major drain on the national coffers and comparably very discriminatory.
Speaking on NEAT FM’s political show ‘Me Man Nti’, Benjamin Mensah noted that there is a need for reforms in the government system and other pertinent stuff.
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