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MPs request pay increase from the current GHC14k to GHC21k

Ghana's legislators are mentioning for an expansion in their payments as the seventh Parliament gets ready to break up 12 PM Wednesday, January 6, 2021. 

Parliament of Ghana 

The MPs are pushing for their pay rates to be fixed with that of Appeals Court Judges by a report by starrfm.com.gh. 

The move for the expansion in compensations and end of administration benefits for MPs is being pushed and guarded by both the Minority and Majority Leaders of the House - Haruna Iddrisu and Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu. 

The compensation of parliamentarians is at present in the district of GHC14,000 every month and as indicated by Citi News sources, the MPs have postponed an expansion between GHS 21,000 to GHS 24,000. 

Talking at a media engagement in Accra on Wednesday, the Minority Leader and MP for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu noticed that since 2016 MPs have not had their compensations inspected upwards dissimilar to other public area laborers. 

He thought that general society should think about the idea of MPs' positions. 

Mr. Iddrisu further expressed that there is no security of residency for the employment of a MP. 

“It is significant that general society acknowledges that for our work, there is no security of residency… At the finish of four years, [an MP] must be qualified for it [better emoluments],” he contended. 

“What we need to do is to convey general society along. There are large numbers of you who remark as though MPs are not meriting it [better emoluments],” the Minority Leader added. 

On his part, the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu likewise said a potential retirement benefits plot for MPs is getting looked at. 

The President is intended to affirm the ex-gratia of MPs and the other Article 71 office holders while Parliament supports that of the Executive.

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