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Review Ex Gratia - Former Council of State member recommends

The installment of ex gratia to individuals from the Council of State should be surveyed to meet the monetary real factors of the day, a previous individual from the board, Nana Adjei Ampofo, has said.

He said the survey ought to take a gander at the quantum of cash paid to the individuals, noticing that from the figures accessible to him now, the sum was on the high side.

Even though he wouldn't propose what sum ought to be paid to the committee individuals as ex gratia, Nana Ampofo, who is a legitimate specialist of around 45 years' standing, said: "I accept that over a significant periodical from the chamber have been hearing the perspectives on Ghanaians on the ex gratia. Even though many individuals feel that the installment is reasonable, they imagine that having respect to the monetary circumstance of the country, the installment ought to be checked on downwards."

Nana Ampofo, a previous Omanhene of the Goaso Traditional Area, two times filled in as the delegate of the then Brong Ahafo Region on the Council of State from 1993 to January 2001.


He talked with the Daily Graphic in Accra yesterday on the rear of the arrival of the ex gratia of GH¢365,392.67 paid to a previous individual from the board, Togbe Afede XIV, which had reignited the discussion for the rejecting of the installment.

Making sense of why he returned the cash, Togbe Afede, who is the Agbogbomefia of Asogli, said: "I didn't think the installment was made to trap me, as is being guessed. I accept it was paid to every individual who served on the Council of State. In any case, I believed that additional installment was unseemly for a short, successfully seasonal work for which I got a month-to-month payment and was qualified for different honors, so I was entirely awkward with it."

No rejecting

Nana Ampofo wouldn't buy into the view that the installment of ex gratia to individuals from the Council of State ought to be rejected.

"They merit it," he demanded, making sense of that albeit the individuals from the chamber, who comprised a piece of Article 71 holders, worked part-time, the sort of work they did was worth more than whatever a few regular specialists did.

Depicting Togbe Afede as an exceptionally honest individual, Nana Ampofo said: "I'm not shocked he returned the cash."

Board still significant

He kept up with that the Council of State was as yet significant in the undertakings of the country.

That's what he placed albeit the President named guides for practically all areas of public turn of events, those counselors couldn't assume control over the obligations of the gathering, as endorsed by the Constitution.

That's what the lawful expert and previous foremost boss declared albeit a portion of the counselors were striking and prepared to give helpful exhortation to the President, others were so politically dazed that they neglected numerous basic issues.

"The President might have companions who might exhort him, however, we want an authority gathering of guides or a warning body that is supposed to be non-sectarian. Even though you can't have it 100% non-sectarian, the synthesis of the board is to such an extent that when individuals are making a choice, they are supposed to be fair and non-harmony-hardliners say with no trace of prevarication that, generally, some of them are fair and non-hardliner," he expressed

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