“You Cannot Be Flying Jet Everywhere And Salary By 30%” – Hon. Samson Tambongu
Samson Tambongu Chiragia, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Navrongo Central, stated that the President’s decision to reduce the salary of his appointees by 30% is sufficient proof that they have overexerted themselves.
He claimed that not just ordinary citizens but also appointees experience suffering in Ghana.
“We all agree in Ghana our salaries are not good. So if they can reduce their salary by 30% it goes to confirm that they have robbed this country enough. As for them for the next 10 years, they can even live without salaries.” He revealed this on Bolgatanga-based A1 radio.
But in order to demonstrate that the 30 percent pay drop for appointees after a year was more than just lip service, he wants a fair account to be rendered.
“They should tell you for a year how much we will get from that 30% that the appointees are losing. Apart from that it’s just a normal story that they try to just put dust into people’s eyes. You cannot be flying jet everywhere and you think that you can go and reduce your salary by 30%,” he added.
It should be recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the 30 percent pay cut during this year’s Eid Al Adha prayers in Accra to remind people to make sacrifices as the nation seeks assistance from the IMF.
“We are all going to have to make some sacrifices to afford us the space to navigate the troubled waters of the current economic difficulties. The expenditure of ministries, departments, and agencies has been cut by 30 percent. The salaries of all appointees including myself have been reduced by 30 percent. Fuel coupon allocations have been slashed by 50 percent and other expenditures suspended.” He announced.
Source: Gh Gossip