Double Salary Scandal Minority denies double salary allegations

The Minority spokesperson on finance Cassiel Ato Forson said they would sue the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police and some newspapers for fuelling this allegation.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Minority in Parliament has debunked media reports that appointees of the erstwhile Mahama administration received double salaries and have opted to refund the extras to the state.

At a press conference in Accra on Tuesday (April 10, 2018) the Minority spokesperson on finance and a former deputy Finance Minister, Cassiel Ato Forson said they would sue the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police and some newspapers for fuelling this allegation.

“We must state for the records that contrary to the claims by the Daily Guide, no appointee has offered to make refunds of double salaries.”

“Our attention has been drawn to a publication in today's Daily Guide newspaper alleging that some 22 Article 71 appointees of the erstwhile Mahama administration were overpaid whilst serving as Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Members of Parliament. The said publication can only be a figment of the imagination of a government that continues to betray the trust of the people,” he added.

READ ALSO: 2020 will be a cool chop for NPP if Mahama runs - Hamid

“Last week, twenty-five of us received strange letters and phone calls from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service inviting us to confer with Mrs M.Y.T. Addo-Danquah, Deputy Commissioner of Police and to assist in investigations of allegations of double salaries made against us by Government."

“In a bizarre twist, as we were readying to appear before the CID this week beginning from yesterday considering that we had been grouped to appear on separate days, the CID called some of our colleagues to inform them that they were no longer required to appear as they had made mistakes with 18 of the 25 Minority MPs originally contacted,” Minority spokesperson for Finance Cassiel Ato Forson addressed the media on Tuesday.

He accused the government of trying to intimidate the members of the opposition to prevent them from criticizing the Akufo-Addo administration.

“Government must really be in an indecent hurry to divert attention from its failings by this pathetic attempt to cow us into submission. No wonder Government ended up with eggs on its face yesterday.”

READ ALSO: Don't allow National Security to investigate 'journalists' visa fraud - NDC

However, the minority said they are not perturbed and would continue to perform their constitutional and democratic duties.

“Those assurances given, we know a witch-hunt when we see one. We wish to send a crystal clear message to the Akufo-Addo Government that the Minority will not be intimidated nor cowed into shirking our democratic and constitutional duties."

“We shall remain resolute and faithful to our mandate and the high expectations of the people who elected us to represent them in Parliament,” Mr Forson emphasised.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 John Mahama Farida Mahama is nearly as tall as Lordina Mahamabullet
2 Elephant-size Government Presidential staffers undermines pledge to...bullet
3 Incessant Travels Akufo-Addo is like a visiting President to Ghana -...bullet
4 Defamation Embattled former COCOBOD CEO Stephen Opuni sues Lil Winbullet
5 Corruption Trial Accra High Court orders gov't to unfreeze Dr....bullet
6 Bloated Government Akufo-Addo’s Jubilee House staff will soon...bullet
7 998 Presidential Staffers NDC are hypocrites for criticising...bullet
8 Threats MMT boss should have shot security coordinator -...bullet
9 Bloated Government Reduce 'gargantuan' appointees in...bullet
10 Gargantuan Expenditure GHc81,000 blown on late Gomoa...bullet

Top Videos

1 Gyankroma Akufo-Addo President’s daughter abandons duties as Art Council...bullet
2 Mo Ibrahim "You are crazy if you vote for old men as President"bullet
3 Sierra Leone elections Mahama pays courtesy call on President Ernest...bullet
4 2020 Polls I'll contest as president in elections 2020 - Bukom Bankubullet
5 State Visit Mahama holds discussions with Dubai rulerbullet
6 Nana Addo $5bn ‘missing’ from gold exports to UAEbullet
7 2018 SONA Nana Addo delivers State of the Nation Address...bullet
8 State Owned Vehicles Kusi Boafo exposes Mahama’s dealsbullet
9 Dr. Bawumia My husband is doing very well; he’ll return...bullet
10 Sack corrupt police officer Sack corrupt police officerbullet

Politics