“I did the mathematics; elected assembly members are 5,500. If we give each of them GHc1,00O a month, that is GHc66 million a year.”
These are the words of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Presidential candidate, John Mahama, to party supporters in Mepe in the North Tongu constituency of the Volta Region on Monday, 17 August 2020 where he was touring.
“The President, in 2019, nine months, when they audited the accounts of the presidency, presidential travel alone was GHc69 million. Am I lying?” he asked.
“So, if the President alone can travel for GHc69 million in nine months, why can’t we find the money to pay assembly members?” he asked.