Gov’t to review salaries of MPs, ministers

1.8573246President John Dramani Mahama has in accordance with Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution, and acting on the advice of the Council of State, appointed a five member Presidential Committee to determine the salaries of Article 71 Office Holders.

The Committee, chaired by Professor Dora Francisca Edu- Buandoh, has the following as members: Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, Dr. William Baah Boateng, Mrs. Norkor Duah and Mrs. Lydia Bawa.

The Committee, which was inaugurated by the President last week , will be assisted by Trade Unionist, Napoleon Kpoh as Consultant and Rudolf Kuuzegh as Secretary.

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.

Article 71 office holders are made up of the President, the Vice President, the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court. 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.


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