Akufo-Addo establishes a committee to examine the benefits and advantages enjoyed by those holding positions under Article 71.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made a considerable advancement in resolving the divisive issue of perks and emoluments for Ghana’s Article 71 office holders.

Akufo-Addo establishes a committee to examine the benefits and advantages enjoyed by those holding positions under Article 71.
Akufo-Addo establishes a committee to examine the benefits and advantages enjoyed by those holding positions under Article 71.

He has appointed a five-person committee with the responsibility of assessing and deciding on the compensation and benefits of these important public employees.

The group is led by Dr. Janet Fofie, a former chair of the Public Services Commission, and is made up of reputable people from diverse professions.

Its scope of authority goes beyond those holding posts described in Article 71, and it also includes, within the bounds of the Constitution, reviewing the compensation and benefits received by those holding political office.

President Akufo-Addo addressed the heated public discussions surrounding the compensation of public officials, with the exception of those who occupy offices covered by Article 71, during the committee’s inauguration. He underlined the need to determine if these officials were being paid appropriately for their jobs, notwithstanding their constitutional obligations.

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