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Mahama promises to scrap ex-gratia when he becomes president

Former President, John Dramani Mahama has promised to scrap ex-gratia for article 71 members of the executive when elected as President.

According to him, he will review the portion of the constitution that allows article 71 members to enjoy ex-gratia and scrap it.

Mahama made this known during the launch of his campaign to become the flagbearer of the NDC on Thursday and added that his government would also work to scrap ex-gratia benefits given to appointees under the other arms of government.

“The payment of ex-gratia to members of the executive under Article 71 will be scrapped. And the necessary constitutional steps to abolish that payment will start in earnest in 2025.

“We will also begin the process of persuading the other arms of government other than the executive to accept the removal of this ex-gratia payment,” he said.

Mahama also said that his administration would focus on reducing the president’s powers and ensuring the separation of powers among the three arms of government: the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary.

 

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