The issue of Ex-gratia has been on the lips of many Ghanaians for a couple of weeks now.
This has necessitated the need to come out with everything about the famous Ex-Gratia.
Now let us dig into the issue(Ex-gratia) proper.
The term ex-gratia is Latin for "by favour", and is most often used in a legal context. When something has been done ex-gratia, it has been done voluntarily, out of kindness or grace. In law, an ex-gratis payment is a payment made without the giver recognising any liability or legal obligation.
Clearly, the act depicts that individual does something out of “voluntary”. If things are done out of voluntary, does it in anyway merit any money?
Article 71 officeholders include the President, the Vice-President, the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice, and the Justices of the Supreme Court, Council of State members, The rest are Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers of State, political appointees, and public servants with salaries charged to the Consolidated Fund but enjoying special constitutional privileges.
Social media reacts to the on-going ex-gratia brouhaha
The Article 71 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution stipulates that the determination of the salaries and allowances of the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary paid from the Consolidated Fund would be determined by the President, on the recommendations of a committee of not more than five persons appointed by him and acting upon the advice of the Council of State.
In determining the salaries of the President, his Ministers, and political appointees, as well as the members of the Council of State, the Constitution states that Parliament will determine that based on the advice of the same committee.
All you need to know about the ex-gratia.
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