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Politicians are ‘raping’ Ghana financially – Prof Gyampo

A Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana has blamed lawmakers for ‘assaulting’ the country’s public tote.


Concurring Professor Ransford Gyampo, despite the fact that lawmakers gather enormous amounts of cash as ex-gratia like clockwork, the typical Ghanaian specialist can work as long as he can remember for just a penny in benefits pay.


He fought that the ex-gratia paid to government officials is unnecessary and that something ought to be done checked on quickly to save the nation’s funds.

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He was additionally of the view that, ex-gratia ought to be paid to Members of Parliament who have lost their seats, or who are done looking for re-appointment, and not the individuals who have held theirs.


“It is just not right that MPs take as much as GH₵300,000 as ex- gratia every four years. Meanwhile, an ordinary worker will work his entire life only to receive just a small amount of money as pension.

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“Someone in the Parliament since 1992 has been receiving ex-gratia every 4 years. So is there not anyone who will realize that the country is being raped financially?” he quizzed.


Addressing matters connected with the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Prof Gyampo said the Association will push for good assistance conditions one year from now.


As per him, nothing will stop them this time around.


He offered this expression on Adom FM’s Burning Issues, facilitated by Akua Boakyewaa Yiadom.

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“During our strike, the government only had a meeting and promised us till December. We are all here, UTAG next year will also embark on strike for good conditions of service and let’s see if anything can stop us,” he stated.



Source: Otixpres.com

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