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Article 71 Needs Immediate Review – IEA



The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is making a case for a review of the Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution.

Article 71 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution determines the salaries and allowances of the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary paid from the Consolidated Fund would be determined by the President, on the recommendations of a committee of not more than five persons appointed by him and acting upon the advice of the Council of State.

In a tweet, the Director of Research at the IEA, Dr John Kwakye while calling for its amendment said any government that is not committed to this call for a review is not interested in fiscal discipline.

He said “Article 71 needs immediate review to trim the bloated salaries, allowances and other benefits of the stated office holders. Any Gov’t that is not committed to the review isn’t interested in fiscal discipline.”


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