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Our monthly allowance is possible – Assembly members replies Akufo-Addo ministers


Concerned Assembly Members Association of Ghana (CAMAG) have descended heavily on the minister of local government and rural development minister, Hajia Alima Mahama for down playing the possibility of them being given allowance monthly.

CAMAG said the responds by the local government minister to the proposal of the NDC flagbear John Dramani Mahama meant that Hajia Mahama has nothing good for assembly members who live with the citizens.

Northern Regional Coordinator of CAMAG, Mr Mohammed Mutala said the 2020 elections will be a campaign of message that work for them and that also put assembly members welfare as a center policy for the next administration.

They have also described majority leader and minister for Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu comments that no president can give them allowance as ignorance at the highest level.

The assembly members asked the majority leader his role in parliament if proposals to enhance local governance cannot be considered and debated in the house.

Addressing journalists in Tamale, National Coordinator of CAMAG, Mr David Atta Tuwm said the silence of  president Nana Akufo-Addo on the matter and subsequent reactions from his ministers clearly shows that the president sanctioned his appointees comments and has no policy that will inured to the welfare of assembly members.

Mr David Atta stated that they will embark on vigorous campaign for John Mahama to be elected so that assembly members can also receive something appreciable.

He explained that their support was based on the analysis they made which indicates that if former president John Mahama cut down ministers and presidential staffers, the allowance will not add any additional burden to the state.

A comparative analysis done by CAMAG between  Mr Mahama administration and president Akufo-Addo regime reveals that, the country can save an amount of 220,739,000 yearly if 125 ministers and 1,632 presidential staffers under current government reduced.

Mr David Atta said Ghana has a total 9079 both elected and appointed assembly members adding their yearly salary is estimated to cost the state GHc¢24,313.00. Each member he explained  will recieved at least  2,026 per month.

A minister receives GH¢15,000, a month with accommodation allowance 900,000 plus V8n salon car costing the state 21, 750,000. Just as it was possible for free SHS, it is possible for our assembly members to be paid allowance.

Whether constitutional or unconstitutional, people extravagant lifestyle must change.

The whole Ghana has 9079 both elected and appointed assembly members. Their yearly salary will cost the state GHc¢24,313.00.

The assembly members assured the opposition leader that they will campaign for him win December 7th elections.

They asked president Akufo-Addo and his vice where the money when they were in opposition said Ghana was sitting on.

The concerned assembly members association is made up Bono and Bono regions.

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