50% of public servants overpaid – Prof. Adei

50% of public servants overpaid – Prof. Adei

- The former rector of GIMPA has indicated that half of Ghanaians working in the public sector do not deserve their salaries

- He said most of them were overpaid, as the salaries were not equal to their output at work

The former rector of GIMPA and chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) Professor Emeritus Steven Adei has indicated that half of Ghanaians working in the public sector do not deserve their salaries.

He said a significant number of Ghanaians were overpaid, as the salaries they received were not in tandem with their output at work.

Speaking on the Ultimate Breakfast Show, Professor Adei indicated that the Ghanaian worker attitude remains one of the worst across the world.

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“I think that most Ghanaians are overpaid, I can tell you that over 50% of public servants don’t earn their pay. They go to work and they have not worked to earn it so don’t talk about a pay as small because pay is related to productivity and output,” he lashed out.

Prof Adei countered the argument of paying workers well to get the best out of them, saying “you have actually fired yourself if you only get work than when you get what you want

He also described the persistent calls for pay rise because of inflation and cost of living as flimsy.

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“But to come and say that there has been inflation and therefore increase my salary; if there is inflation and you haven’t produced, everybody must be poorer,” Professor Adei fumed.

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