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Many Parliamentary staff earn salaries for doing nothing – Bagbin fires

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has hit out at Parliamentary Service staff who do very little but receive salaries from the state.

According to him, a significant number of the staff are contributing nothing, yet are paid at the end of every month.

He noted that a lack of monitoring and supervision by managers of various units in Parliament has aided in the current dire situation.

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Mr. Bagbin, therefore, called on the newly-constituted Parliamentary Service Board to immediately rectify the situation.Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin

“This board must work collectively to improve upon the work ethics of staff. It is a fact that there some staff members are hardworking and giving off their best for Parliament but it is equally true that there is a significant number whose contribution is nothing to write home about,” Mr. Bagbin said, as quoted by Myjoyonline.

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“Indeed there are some who basically have no schedule and virtually do nothing yet are paid by the state every month, this I think must change if we want to be a module parliament in Africa.”

The Parliamentary Service Board is tasked with promoting the welfare of Members of Parliament and Staff of the Service.

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The Board is made up of the Speaker, Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu.

Other members are former Majority Leader Abraham Aidoo and General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Source: Pulse Ghana

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