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Pension plan will have to be established for MPs – Kyei-Mensah Bonsu

The vast majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu is advocating for a pensions scheme to be recognized for parliamentarians as a substitution for the gratuities received at the end of services.

According to the Minister, this initiative will help increase the money issues encountered by some MPs when they exit the home.

He described that the job of a parliamentarian opens persons up for aggravates people’s notion of customers, a development which at times backfires when they locate on their own outside the house the house as their new constituents tag them as ‘politically exposed.’

The Suame Member of Parliament (MP) advised Evans Mensah on PM Convey May possibly 27 that, the advice, if adopted via will present a lifeline for MPs stepping out of the field.

“This payment of gratuity as significantly as I’m concerned, we should have a relook. It’s not helpful… I must think that we have to have to have a pension plan for Associates of Parliament,” he explained on JoyNews.

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs explained that a proposal on how to initiate the policy was introduced to the Chinery-Hesse committee but confronted a selection of hurdles in the modality of its projected implementation.

“The commence-off point was the difficulty. No matter whether to begin off with all those of them who have served two phrases or 3 terms. In some jurisdictions, they start off with people who have served three phrases and in others, two conditions. If you provide just one term it will be tough to say that the man or woman must reward because you will have to have contributed significantly,” the Suame MP added.

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