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Politicians Are ‘Raping’ Ghana Financially – Gyampo



A Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana has accused politicians of ‘raping’ the country’s public purse.

According Professor Ransford Gyampo, although politicians collect large sums of money as ex-gratia every four years, the average Ghanaian worker can labour his entire life for only a penny in pension income.

He contended that the ex-gratia paid to politicians is excessive and that something should be done reviewed as soon as possible to save the country’s finances.

He was also of the view that, ex-gratia should be paid to Members of Parliament who have lost their seats, or who are no longer seeking re-election, and not those who have retained theirs.

“It is just not right that MPs take as much as GH₵300,000 as ex- gratia every four years. Meanwhile, an ordinary worker will work his entire life only to receive just a small amount of money as pension.

“Someone in the Parliament since 1992 has been receiving ex-gratia every 4 years. So is there not anyone who will realize that the country is being raped financially?” he quizzed.

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