A Member of Parliament and aranking memeber on the Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has urged the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo on for asking government to reject the payment of salary arrears to some former and current Members of Parliament.
The North Tongu legislator in a tweet urged those pushing for the payment of about GH¢29.7 million salary arrears to members of the Forum for Former Members of Parliament to immediately abort such agenda.
“No politician should be agitating for ex-gratia arrears at this traumatic time. Auditor General Daniel Domelevo is absolutely God-sent & a true patriot. The ex-gratia agenda should be immediately aborted and priority given to the masses who are losing jobs & livelihoods to COVID-19,” he tweeted.
The Chief of Staff had directed the Auditor-General to conduct an audit into demands for the payment of salary arrears to over 200 former MPs totalling GH¢29.7 million.
The demand is being pushed by a group known as the Forum for Former Members of Parliament.
Daniel Domelevo, asked the Chief of Staff to reject the request.
Mr. Domelevo had described the request as invalid and amounting to a conflict of interest given that most of the 200 beneficiaries were now serving as members of the current government, including the President and the Chief of Staff.