August 8, 2017

Ghana’s Parliamentary Service Board has recommended that salaries of staffs be increased by 15%.
This was announced by Speaker of the House Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye as the House was breaking for recess.

He noted that the Board, after some considerations, decided to increase the salaries of staffs by 15% across board.

Staffs of Parliament have been agitating for increase in their salaries for the past four years to reflect their grades and the work they perform in the House.

Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye two months ago held a staff durbar with all workers, to introduce himself to the staffs, familiarize with them and present his vision to the staffs.

In addition, he noted that the Board had also approved the establishment of a legal department for the House, adding that recruitment of relevant staff would be done after applications had been considered.
The Speaker indicated that very soon a body will be set up to take inventory of all lands as well as properties and look at the possibility of partnering developers to develop the lands.

“Offers will be invited for possible developers on public/private partnership basis where appropriate, in order to develop lands and properties which are being taken over unlawfully by individuals”, he said.
According to the Speaker there is a body in place to review the Standing Orders of the House as action is being expedited.

Also a committee has been set up by the Parliamentary Service Board to look into the recent fire outbreak at the Job 6oo Tower block which, provide offices for Members of Parliament.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/