Article 71 in the 1992 constitution provides the payment of salaries to MPs, Speaker and Deputy Speakers and other public officers holders such as Chief Justice and other Justices of the Superior Court of Judicature, the Auditor General, Chairman and Deputy Chairmen of Electoral Commission, the Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice his deputies and the District Assembly Common Fund Administrator among others.
Terence Kwame Darby alias Rasta the Assembly Member of Feyiase a suburb of Kumasi in the Bosomtwe District in the A/R said exgratia paid to MPs, Ministers and DCEs should be cancelled to support free SHS under the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Speaking with openghana.com Rasta said citizens of Ghana should have benefits of the taxes been paid because Ex president of Ghana HE John Agyekum Kuffour initiated the National Health Insurance Scheme which made impacts of the lives of people.
Ghanaian should help support Nana Akufo Addo president of the Republic with his good intentions about the free Senior High School.
Nevertheless, exgratia is not important because when Ministers, MPs and DCE’s are been appointed or elected they get free rent allowance, cars, free fuel and amount of Ghc 90.000.00. “Ministers are been paid at the end of every month so there’s no need for the government to pay them such huge amount of money as exgratia whilst our roads and other facilities are poor in Ghana ” he added.