Mahama Promise: I will bridge pay gap of government workers in my next administration

Former president and flagbearer  of the. National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has promised to bridge the remuneration and entitlement gap of public sector workers and Article 71 holders, when re-elected into power come December 2020.

Speaking at a consultative meeting with the leadership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) at Kasoa on Wednesday, Mahama said the unfairness in remuneration and compensations will be curtailed by the establishment of an Independent Emoluments Commission (IEC).

Mr. Mahama noted that the establishment of the Commission was one of the recommendations of the Constitution Review Commission (CRC) and intended among others to create a fair salary structure for all categories of public sector workers.

“There are other things in there… amend article 71 and set up an Independent Emolument Commission so that from the President right down to the smallest public sector worker, we will have a fair scale to address everybody. It is a commitment that we can make because it was us who superintended over it, so when we come we will continue the process,” Mahama stated. 

He noted that, the NDC as a Social Democratic Party, will proffer measures to cater for the poor and vulnerable while allowing the Ghana market economy to flourish.

Mahama urged the TUC, the Electoral Commission (EC), and all stakeholders, to ensure the 2020 election is conducted peacefully with transparency.

Source: Jonas Danquah 

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