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MPs demand for “money to work hard”

Members of Ghana’s Parliament want their leadership to, as a matter of urgency, expedite the implementation of their demands for an improved conditions of service.

The 6th Parliament of the 4th Republic reconvened for the final session of their 4th meeting Tuesday with less enthusiasm, MP for Old Tafo, Dr. Akoto Osei said at the floor of the House.

The current House has barely three months to the expiration of their term and as well, has only three weeks of sitting.

The Old Tafo lawmaker bemoaned that their conditions of service as stipulated under Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution has yet to be settled having worked for almost four years.

“Mr. Speaker, the House is demanding for money to work hard. As we speak and you are aware, we don’t even know our conditions of service,” Mr. Osei said.

“So, I am asking, when is leadership going to brief us on the issue relating to Article 71 – so that we’ll be invigorated to work,” he added.

The former Minister at the Finance Ministry also stated he does not believe that members will be motivated to work when nothing has been said regarding their conditions of service as parliament will go on recess in less than a month.

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