The demand made by Ghanaian MPs on the increment of ex-gratia has attracted a lot of reactions.
Following the demand of GH¢600,000 by these legislators, popular Ghanaian preacher, Prophet Kumchacha, known in private life as Nicholas Osei, has added his voice to this subject.
Speaking in an interview with Amansan Krakye on Kastle FM, Prophet Kumchacha reveals why he disagrees with them.
“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.
“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,” Prophet Kumchacha stated.
“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 GHC400,000 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,” he added.