- IMANI boss has expressed worry over reports that Minister have not recieved salaries yet
- Says matter of late payments must be looked into
Mr. Franklyn Cudjoe, President of the IMANI Ghana policy think-tank, has expressed concern over reports that members of President Nana Akufo Addo's 110 minister administration are yet to receive their salaries.
Mr. Franklyn Cudjoe described referred to reports that state ministers have been working without pay ever since their appointment to their respective ministries. According him, just like everyone else, the appointed ministers also need to eat and tend to those who look to them for support.
“These appointees need to eat and feed their dependents... It is not enough to say they are getting by through the grace of God and friends.”
Mr. Franklyn Cudjoe's comments come in wake of Information Minister Mustapha Hamid's revelation that members of the current 110 strong administration are yet to receive a single paycheck ever since their appointments.
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Mr. Hamid lamented the fact ministerial appointees had been forced to worked "pro bono" for the state, and urged the Accountant General to moved making sure that instances of late payment be culled henceforth.
Commenting on the issue, Mr. Cudjoe said, "I worry when politicians work for free. We will have to assess the reasons for the disturbing revenue performance vis-à-vis the overall revenue maximisation strategy of the government and offer helpful solutions".
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