The Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid, has disclosed that government has not paid any of the 110 ministers appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo since they assumed office about five months ago.
According to the minister, who made the disclosure in an interview with TV3, the ministers’ salaries have been delayed because of the processes for payment are yet to be completed.
Hamid also said the delay, which has become a phenomenon, must be dealt with since this is not the first time such a situation has arisen.
“It’s not a very good phenomenon in our country that people get employed and after one year they are not taking salaries yet, and they happen to be teachers, nurses etc., so, if it’s happening to politicians, we should say that: ‘Well it’s good that it’s happening to them so that they will feel the pinch and correct the anomaly for all of us citizens,” the minister said.
The minister also noted that he and his colleagues have been finding it difficult without salaries.
Source: Daily Post