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11.11.2006 General News

Privileges For Ministers & MPs

By DISPATCH
Privileges For Ministers & MPs
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In yesterday's issue, The D. Dispatch carried an analyses of the monetization of the privileges of some senior public officials, including Ministers of State. Today also has for its valued readers, conditions of service for Ministers of State and Members of Parliament (MPs) as contained in the Greenstreet Committee's Report.

Readers are to note that new conditions of service are being worked on.
Below are excerpts of those for a Minister and an MP:

Minister

MP

Salary – A125 (max) A110(max) Privileges: Free fully furnished - accommodation – free Accommodation or Or in lieu, 20% of basic salary; 20% of basic salary.

Free chauffeur-driven car PublicService rate of Free fuel car

Maintenance

Six domestic staffers free oneDomestic staff to be paid by governmentA3(A) Minister of State (Cabinet)

Allowances:

Duty 50% of basic salary

Special 30% of basic salary

Entertainment 35% of basic salary

Clothing 10% of basic salary

Constituency* 25%

Privileges/Facilities- Accommodation(Fully Furnished) Free or in lieu 20% of basic salary - Chauffeur-driven car free

- Transport/Fuel free

- Utilities

- Telephone free within Ghana

- Water free

- Electricity free

- Domestic staff**
- One Cook free

- One Steward free

- One Gardener free

- One Day-watchman free

- One Night-watchman free

- Security Escort free

- Medical Services free – in line with government regulations

Retirement BenefitsEx-Gratia Award - 4 months pay based on A125 (max) for each year of service And pro-rata

*This is applicable only to Ministers who are also Members of Parliament.

***Where any of the domestic staff is not provided, the equivalent cash payment could be made in lieu, at A4 (max) per staff.

A3(B) Minister of State/Regional Minister Salary: A125(max)D.

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