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Akufo-Addo sets up 5-member ex-gratia committee

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has established a five-person committee to decide on the benefits and compensation of Article 71 office holders.

The group, led by Dr. Janet Fofie, a former head of the Public Services Commission, will also consider the constitution when determining the wages and benefits of those who occupy political office or other positions.

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Speaking at the inauguration of the committee, President Akufo-Addo said, “I must indicate that in recent times, [there’s been] a lot of public discourse surrounding the remuneration of public officers, except the primary of those of Article 71 office holders, and whether or not, notwithstanding the constitutional imperatives were deserving of what is being paid to us. In view of the challenges currently confronting our national economy.

It might well be that your work should also focus on these concerns and recommend how they should be addressed.”

The committee members are:

  • Dr. Janet Fofie – Chairperson
  • Prof. Gyan Baffour – Member
  • Dr. Osei-Akoto – Member
  • Madam Gloria Ofori Buodu – Member
  • Mr. Ben Arthur – Membe

 

 

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