Senior Political Science Lecturer at University of Ghana, Legon, Professor Ransford Gyampo
A senior Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana has described the calls by some MP for their ex gratia as “self-trying to get, repulsive, and self-aggrandising”.
Professor Ransford Gymapo claimed, “The call is bothersome, repulsive, self-trying to find, self-perpetuating and self-aggrandising.”
He told Winston Amoah on the Super Early morning Show Thursday that, this sort of a simply call “can only be built by politicians who, with wonderful regard, have no conscience in the wake of the financial challenges that we are heading through now as a nation.”
Some recent and former MPs have identified as for the payment of an estimated ¢29 million in ex gratia arrears courting back to 2005 which has since sparked general public outrage.
The phone is led by The vast majority Chief in Parliament and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu.
Incorporating his voice to individuals who have referred to as out the legislators, Prof Gyampo explained, “the Condition does not owe them anything”.
“I am angered by the dialogue that has long gone on and I consider that as a persons, as a state and normal citizens we are not indignant ample so that produces the chance for some of these utterances and some of these demands to go on.”
He added, “I was expecting the MP to communicate about the fact that every 4 several years they receive ex-gratia and that folks have been there for so quite a few several years.”
Prof Gyampo explained there is all the things incorrect with the MPs acquiring this sort of bounty each four a long time and then go on to provide again soon after 4 many years.
“It doesn’t occur anyplace and they have by now drained team methods and I don’t consider that the condition owes them something yet again,” he reported.
The Political Science lecturer pressured that energies really should somewhat be concentrated on matters plaguing the economic climate these types of as the fight in opposition to coronavirus or the controversial voters’ registration processes the Electoral Fee would like to hold forward of the normal elections.
“This is not the time to be conversing about these items. We are supposed to be chatting about the feasibility of keeping elections and preserving our country secure,” he said.