Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has shot down claims that Ministers of State who doubles as Members of Parliament, receive payment for their respective roles.
Speaking to Kwami Sefa Kayi in a one-on-one discussion on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo', "The Majority of the Ministers are Members of Parliament and because of that, they don't get anything extra. It doesn't cost the taxpayer anything extra on the compensation side. They don't pay me even GC1 as Minister of State because that is the policy of President Akufo-Addo. If you're a Member of Parliament, and also a Minister, is not even a choice; you get paid on your MP salary".
He claims that they "don't even get an allowance as Ministers".
"When you talk about the size of government, the reality is that the majority of Ministers who are Members of Parliament don't get paid extra" he emphasized.
Listen to the full discussion in the video below
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