A senior Political Science lecturer at the College of Ghana has described the calls by some MP for their ex gratia as “self-seeking, repulsive, and self-aggrandising”.
Professor Ransford Gymapo explained, “The contact is annoying, repulsive, self-searching for, self-perpetuating and self-aggrandising.”
He told Winston Amoah on the Super Early morning Display Thursday that, these a phone “can only be produced by politicians who, with fantastic respect, have no conscience in the wake of the financial problems that we are going as a result of now as a country.”
Some present-day and former MPs have termed for the payment of an believed ¢29 million in ex gratia arrears courting again to 2005 which has considering that sparked general public outrage.
The get in touch with is led by Vast majority Chief in Parliament and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu.
Including his voice to these who have called out the legislators, Prof Gyampo said, “the Condition does not owe them anything”.
“I am angered by the discussion that has absent on and I feel that as a people, as a state and normal citizens we are not indignant more than enough so that produces the prospect for some of these utterances and some of these needs to go on.”
He additional, “I was anticipating the MP to discuss about the fact that each and every 4 years they get ex-gratia and that persons have been there for so quite a few years.”
Prof Gyampo mentioned there is every little thing improper with the MPs obtaining this sort of bounty every single 4 a long time and then go on to provide all over again following four a long time.
“It doesn’t take place anywhere and they have already drained personnel methods and I do not consider that the state owes them nearly anything once again,” he explained.
The Political Science lecturer pressured that energies ought to instead be focused on matters plaguing the overall economy this sort of as the combat in opposition to coronavirus or the controversial voters’ registration procedures the Electoral Fee would like to hold forward of the general elections.
“This is not the time to be speaking about these points. We are meant to be chatting about the feasibility of keeping elections and holding our country protected,” he reported.