According to a report published by Citinewsroom, three first-term Members of Parliament have been accused of failing to refund overpaid salaries to state coffers months after they were notified by the Controller and Accountant General.
Citinewsroom revealed the names of the lawmakers as Sylvester Tetteh of Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro who has allegedly pocketed ¢131,000, MP for Pru West, Stephen Jalulah who has allegedly pocketed¢119,000 and MP for Kintampo South, Alexander Gyan who has allegedly pocketed ¢119,000.
They earned salaries as former CEO and DCEs, respectively, in addition to their current salaries as MPs. The fourth accused, MP for Salaga North Alhassan Iddi, has since the notification refunded the overpaid amount of GH¢42,000.
The matte is presently being pursued by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability is currently pursuing the matter.
“As we speak there are some Members of Parliament who were former DCEs whose accounts still kept recording payment of salaries as DCEs and also as MPs and you could see from the document that the Auditor General has asked them to refund them.
It is very difficult to blame the MPs involved. This is a payroll management problem. There is a huge discrepancy in our payroll system and there must be a pragmatic step to address this anomaly,” Mensah Thompson, Executive Director for ASEPA said.