General News of Sunday, 15 April 2018Source: Graphic.com.ghI received double ex-gratia payment in 2009 – Kyei Mensah-BonsuMajority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah BonsuThe Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has explained it is possible for MPs and Ministers to receive double payment for salary and ex-gratia but insisted the recipients have a responsibility to help correct the anomaly. Using himself as an example, he said he received double payment for ex-gratia in 2009 as a Member of Parliament and as a Minister of State. According to him, when he received the cheque, he made a photocopy for reference and returned it with the explanation that he had already received payment from Parliament and that the second cheque was a mistake. Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu gave the explanation in the radio interview as part of a public education on the ongoing CID investigations that some former ministers in the NDC administration received double salary as well as double ex-gratia. He added that while the paying institutions can be blamed for failing to communicate, the beneficiaries have a responsibility to, when they notice the double payment to inform Parliament or the Presidency.
Source: GhanaWeb April 15, 2018 14:37 UTC