- Members of Parliament are complaining bitterly about the delay in release of their February salary
- The legislators are not happy with the recent developments with regards to their monthly pay
Ghanaian Members of Parliament (MPs) are unhappy with government following a delay in the release of their February salaries.
The MPs say the delay has caused a lot of inconveniences to them and they are demanding an immediate solution to the situation.
The lawmakers believe it is gradually becoming a trend that their salaries come at later dates, pointing to last month when they were paid on the 10th.
MP for Asuogyamam, Ampem Nyarko, told Accra-based Starr FM that none of his colleague MPs are happy with the current delay, saying both NPP and NDC members of the House are together in this.
“The last month we received our salaries on the 10th and this month, today is 2nd and there is no sign of us getting our salaries and we are worried, every MP is complaining,” he said.
“Trust me this is not about those on the left, every MP is complaining except some of them are unable to voice out. It is a very serious thing that is happening to us.
“You plan your finances and you don’t know what to do again. We are going into our constituencies for 6th March, a lot of expenditure ahead of us and nothing showing in our Bank accounts.”
Another lawmaker, Daniel Kwasi Ashiamah, who serves as MP for Buem, also lamented the delay in salaries, insisting it will be difficult to face his constituents without any cash in his pocket, especially with the 6th March parade just days away.
“Today is Friday and I am going home to meet my constituents and Tuesday will be 6th March and I have not been paid, I have not been paid, that is the matter…and there is no money in my pocket,” Mr. Ashiamah complained.
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