Speaker Ghc 488k, MPs 390k – full list of ex-gratia paid to politicians in the past 4 years causes stir


A document containing detailed information on huge sums of money some Ghanaian lawmakers have received as Ex-gratia in the past four years is causing a stir online after it was leaked.

Few days ago, the topic of ex-gratia became loud in the news has after Togbe Afede returned an amount of Ghc360k paid into his account by the government.

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The money was paid as ex-gratia but the former leader of the House of Chiefs returned the money because ‘it was inappropriate and morally wrong.

He wrote a passage long explanation to shoot down the normalization of ex-gratia to government officials saying it is a waste of resources since they already receive salaries for working.

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In light of this a document capturing the amount of money paid to some Government officials between 2017 and 2021 has surfaced online.

The one-page document contained the positions of lawmakers and the amount paid to them as ex-gratia for working for the country.

It captured the names of the Speaker of Parliament receiving an amount of Ghc488,456 and members of parliament receiving Ghc390,786.

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These figures were calculated based on the Prof. Yaa Ntiamoah-Baidu Committee report, the document said.

Social media users have been thrown into a state of confusion after seeing the amount of money being shared to Ghanaian lawmakers.

Check out the full lost below.