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I haven’t been paid my ex-gratia – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has revealed that successive governments have not paid his ex-gratia after serving as President of Ghana from 7 January 2001 to 7 January 2009.

“I haven’t been paid ex-gratia,” he told Accra-based Joy FM on Monday, 10 December 2018.

He said that there were committees that suggested ex-gratia for Article 71 office holders which were approved by parliament.

Mr Kufuor accused the Mills-Mahama administration which took over from him, of turning a blind eye to the provision.

“The administration that took over from me pretended there hasn’t been such approval,” he bemoaned.

He, however, added that he was not worried by the actions of his successors, as that was not his focus.

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.

Even though the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in government currently, Mr Kufuor maintained that what is due him has not been paid.

Source: Class FM

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