Former President John Dramani Mahama who earlier promised to work closely with Assembly Members when elected as president of Ghana has again reiterated his commitment to pay all elected Assembly Members across the country in his next NDC administration.
The Leader and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress who constantly complain about the big-size of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government has officially promised to reduce the number of the elephantine-size of one hundred and twenty-five (125) ministers after winning the December 7, 2020 presidential elections.
“The elephantine-size government of 125 ministers we have been burdened with for four years will be reduced drastically” He disclosed.
According to John Dramani Mahama, the salaries of the reduced number of Akufo-Addo’s Ministers including all privileges they enjoy while in government will be used to pay potential Assembly Members to perform fundamental responsibilities in their electoral areas.
Adding to that, the former president who is struggling to gain political power from Nana Addo said, Assembly Members shall be tasked to collect accurate births and deaths information in their various electoral areas where they shall be put on salary scale for payment.
“The savings made from emoluments of reduced number of ministers and the privileges they enjoy will be channelled towards paying Assembly Members to perform the function of collecting
accurate births and deaths information in their various electoral areas.” He explained.