Paying Assembly Members monthly Salary impossible -Expert

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Local governance expert Amon Kotei has opined it is impossible to put assembly members on monthly salary.

Speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he explained it will be possible to give the assembly members enhanced allowance and not salary.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has pledged that the next NDC administration will work closely with them to deepen their role in governance.

Amon Kotei

Addressing a meeting with the Ghana Association of Assembly Members (GAAM) at his office in Accra, the former president observed that not only do assembly members attend to the day-to-day needs of the people, but they also serve as community development agents.

He has therefore pledged to design training programmes to improve the capacity of assembly members as well as pay them monthly allowances to encourage them to do more for their communities.

The NDC flagbearer also reiterated that he will ensure the completion of all projects that the current government has deliberately abandoned including roads, schools and health facilities so that the people can reap the benefit of those projects.

However, his comments were interpreted to mean that he was going to pay the assembly members every month.

But Mr. Kotei commenting on the issue said he heard the former president saying he would only enhance the monthly allowance of the assembly members and not monthly salary.

Source: Rainbow Radio

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