It's not right for the Auditor-General to reject the request for our salary arrears – Majority Leader

It's not right for the Auditor-General to reject the request for our salary arrears – Majority Leader

- Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has expressed concerns about the Auditor-General’s decision to reject the Chief of Staff’s request for the conduct of an audit that will pave way for payment of salary arrears

- Domelevo, on the other hand, described the request of the former legislators as invalid and amounting to a conflict of interest

- The majority leader clarified that contrary to the Auditor-General’s assertion, only four MPs from the NPP would have benefitted from the payments

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The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has expressed concerns about the Auditor-General’s decision to reject the Chief of Staff’s request for the conduct of an audit that will pave way for payment of salary arrears to be made to over 200 former and current Members of Parliament.

The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, described the request of the former legislators as invalid and amounting to a conflict of interest.

According to Domelovo, most of the beneficiaries were now serving as members of the current government, including the President and the Chief of Staff.

It's not right for the Auditor-General to reject the request of our salary arrears – Majority Leader

Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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Speaking on Citi FM's Eyewitness News, the majority leader clarified that contrary to the Auditor-General’s assertion, only four MPs from the NPP would have benefitted from the payments.

“I think it is really an unfortunate comment to come from the Auditor General. Indeed with respect to our side, MPs who would otherwise come for consideration if anything should be done would have been only three or four. On the other [Minority] side, we have many more.”

He insisted that the Auditor-General should have considered the payments made to some MPs instead of raising issues with conflict of interest.

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In other news, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has once again accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of conniving with the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority(NIA) to rig the 2020 elections.

According to the NDC, some activities of the NIA and the EC ahead of the 2020 polls were all geared towards rigging the elections.

The Electoral Commission has presented to Parliament a Constitutional Instrument to amend C.I 91 to make Ghana card and passports the only form of identification before one could be captured onto the yet to be compiled new voter’s register.

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