Ex-gratia amounts received by Article 71 office holders from 2017 to 2021

Council of State Members from 2017 to 2020
Council of State Members from 2017 to 2020

Leadership of the Economic Fighters League has disclosed ex-gratia amounts received by Article 71 office holders from 2017 to 2021.

According to the leaders, since the Economic Fighters League held its Twitter Spaces conversation on the topic, “Togbe Afede, Ex-gratia and the need for a #NewConstitutionNow,” they have received numerous requests for the data presented on how much each Article 71 office holder received as ex-gratia for 2017-2021 term.

Economic Fighters League explained that, they deemed it necessary to ordinarily make available to every taxpayer a data of ex-gratia but due to the opaqueness of their governance system, it is difficult to find.

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In a document compiled by the Economic Fighters League, whopping sum of monies were paid some Articles 71 office holders from 2017 to 2022 as ex-gratia.

The believe that, making the data available to all taxpayers in the hope that, everyone will see the urgent need for a New Constitutional dispensation.
This system is rigged.

ARTICLE 71 OFFICE HOLDERS

As per the 1992 Constitution, Article 71 Office Holders include the President, the Vice-President, the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court.

Others are Members of Parliament, Ministers of State, political appointees and public servants with salaries charged to the Consolidated Fund but enjoying special constitutional privileges.

Article 71 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution stipulates that the determination of the salaries and allowances of the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary paid from the Consolidated Fund would be determined by the President, on the recommendations of a committee of not more than five persons appointed by him and acting upon the advice of the Council of State.

In determining the salaries of the President, his Ministers and political appointees, as well as the members of the Council of State, the Constitution states that Parliament will determine that based on the advice of the same committee.

Attached is the Ex-gratia amounts received by Articles 71 office holders from 2017 to 2021

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