Members of parliament, according to reports, are demanding for an increase in the money they take home as Ex-gratia from Ghc 400,000 to GH₵600,000.
In Ghana, MPs receive Ex-gratia after serving a 4year term in office. Ex-gratia is an agreed sum of money given to a high public servant to show gratitude at the end of their service.
Some Ghanaians, who believe MPs demanding increment of ex-gratia to GHc 600,000, are extorting from the already crippled country have reacted angrily to the news.
Among such people is Prophet Kumchacha who described the 275 MPs making such greedy call as wicked and heartless people who do not have Ghana at heart.
“Formally the MPs were given about GHS400,000 as ex-gratia and now I heard they want GHS600,000 but I totally disagree with them. The reason why disagree with the MPs is that in this country some public or civil servants diligently serve the government for about 30 to 35 years but go on retirement with some paltry amount.” He fumed.
“For example, a police officer who has been at post in the hot scorching sun with other issues like fighting armed robbers and they goes home with a small severance package after 30 years of service. When you compare others like soldiers, teachers, doctors and other public officials it’s the same scenario where they serve this country at the peril of their lives but go home as beggars.
“So why should someone who only fights to become an MP for only four years go home with such a huge amount of money like GHS400,000 as ex-gratia and even that one they’re calling for an increment. As for this one me Osofo Kumchacha I will never agree with the MPs on this issue of increasing their ex-gratia meaning that they have shortchanged the rest of Ghanaians,” The man of God concluded.
Prophet Kumchacha made this assertion on Kastle FM in a conversation with Amansan Krakye.