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Letter From The President: Living large without pay

Wed, 31 Aug 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,
What is this I hear that some government officials have not been paid ? some for as long as eight months? Nobody brought this to my attention. I only read about it in the newspapers last week. And I was shocked. I was shocked to read that most DCEs have not received a single paycheck since the beginning of the year. According to the news report I read, the unpaid government officials are having a tough time taking care of their families. The report even suggested that some DCEs have not been able to pay their children?s school fees. The implicit message was that some DCEs have had their wards thrown out of classes for non-payment of school fees.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,
What is this I hear that some government officials have not been paid ? some for as long as eight months? Nobody brought this to my attention. I only read about it in the newspapers last week. And I was shocked. I was shocked to read that most DCEs have not received a single paycheck since the beginning of the year. According to the news report I read, the unpaid government officials are having a tough time taking care of their families. The report even suggested that some DCEs have not been able to pay their children?s school fees. The implicit message was that some DCEs have had their wards thrown out of classes for non-payment of school fees.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch