The Auditor-Normal, Daniel Domelevo has requested the Chief of Workers, Frema Osei Opare to dismiss a ask for from the Forum of Previous Customers of Parliament (FFMP) for their salary arrears to be paid.
The former MPs, some of whom still left Parliament more than 10 several years ago, are requesting the payment of arrears of salaries and emoluments amounting to about ¢29.7 million.
The Chief of Staff members pursuing a letter from the FFMP requesting the payment of salary arrears owed them, asked the Auditor-Basic to audit verification on the request.
But Mr Domelevo in reaction suggests he is not able to have out the audit and asked the Chief of Personnel, who is component of the MPs, to disregard the ask for.
“I want to strongly recommend that you dismiss the ask for for further payment getting demanded by the FFMP due to the fact their argument that the request is primarily based on tips of or lapses in the Chinery Hesse Committee (CHC) report is invalid.
“The perception is being produced that it is the Committee and not the President who decides the emoluments for the legislature,” he included.
Mr Domelevo citing Write-up 71(1) of the Structure said that law delivers that the salaries and allowances payable, and the amenities and privileges offered to the Legislature, Judiciary, Auditor-Normal and other people “shall be identified by the President on the tips of a committee.”
The Auditor-Typical indicated that his comprehending of the constitutional provision is that, the entitlements of the legislature are those authorized by the President, no essentially a committee.
He described, “for instance, the report issued by the Prof Dora Edu-Buandoh’s committee (PDEBC) proposed salary degrees lesser than what was authorized, therefore increased quantities ended up paid to nearly all (if not all) posting 70 officeholders in 2017.
“Again, the PDEBC’s report advisable a method for the calculation of the ex-gratia which was changed by a further 1. Going by Previous MPs’ argument, can a person then say that the Govt, Legislature, Judiciary and other individuals have been all overpaid in 2017 for the time period 2013 to 2017 just for the reason that the approved emoluments and ex-gratia had been greater than encouraged by the Committee? Absolutely no,” he extra.
Mr Domelevo thinks that apart from the truth that the claim by the FFMP is invalid since the CHC report for 2005 to 2009 was turned down, it may perhaps also amount to an abuse of electric power or conflict of fascination to make further “payment (20% income enhance for every annum for four a long time) to previous Members of Parliament (covering a interval of 10 to 14 yrs back) especially when some of them are now the government,” Mr. Domelevo indicated in his letter.”