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GHC207,845,120.00 Paid to Article 71 Office Holders as Ex Gratia Under Nana Akufo-Addo Excluding

The agitation of many Ghanaians over the huge sums of money paid to article 71 Office Holders as Ex Gratia definitely has a genuine reason.

A compilation of the Ex Gratia received by Article 71 Office Holders between the period of 2017 to 2021 amounted to GHC207,845,120.

These articles 71 Office Holders comprises of the President, and his Vice, Cabinet Minister who are Members of Parliament as well as cabinet Ministers who are non-members of Parliament. All other Ministers of State both MP's and non-MPs. Again, all deputy Ministers, Chairman, Council of State and other council of State Members.

The rest of the article 71 Office Holders are Speaker of Parliament, 1st Deputy and 2nd Deputy, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Deputy Minority Leader, Majority Chief whip, deputy Minority Chief Whip, 1st Dep Majority whip, 1st Dep Minority Chief Whip and 2nd Deputy Chief Whip.

Others such as the Municipal and District Chief Executives have been excluded in the compilation.

The question many are asking is whether they deserve such an amount of money for a four year service to a country that was not free. They rather receive higher allowances and salary.

The civil servants and other public servant retire at 60 years with nothing to write home about.

Some groups such as the Economic Freedom fighters are calling for the amendment of the constitution.

Your thoughts are welcome.

Attached is the detailed copy

Source: Economic Freedom Fighters

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Council of State Ex Gratia Ghanaians

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