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Samuel Okudzeto Urges Fellow MPs To Get Finance Minister Widthraw His MP’s Car Loan Agreement From Parliament

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Member of Parliament for North Tongu & Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has called on his colleague parliamentarians to join forces and get the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to withdraw his MP’s car loan agreement from Parliament.

According to him if the executive branch of government does not have the resources to provide duty vehicles for MPs as it does for MMDCEs, CEOs of State Institutions/SOEs, Ministers, Judges, Civil Servants, Security Services, then MPs who need car loans should be allowed to make their own private car loan arrangements with the banks just as most private-sector workers do.

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He further argued that the move will simply require that government stop the monthly deductions from MP’s salaries to render them the liberty to broker individual car loan deals based on their salary structure, constituency terrain and other personal preferences.

The North Tongu MP also stated that, he is of a long-held view that the entire Article 71 emoluments regime is in urgent need of a major overhaul.

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We need to demolish this apartheid superstructure and create a new condition of service framework for public officials which are more equitable, transparent, justifiable and acceptable to the people who employ us”, part of the post reads.

He cited the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Speaker Bagbin as a long time advocate for the uniform duty vehicle policy in the public sphere which does not discriminate between Ministers, MMDCEs, CEOs, Judges and MPs and is of a firm belief that he will support this mission as well.

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