April 24, 2018
Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye has not taken any money as rent advance, the Public Affairs unit of Parliament has dismissed media reports suggesting that despite official accommodation provided to the Speaker.

The Acting Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo in a statement pointed out that at the beginning of every term, Members of Parliament are paid some allowance towards their rent, however, the Speaker by his position is not, “entitled to such allowance and was therefore not paid any such advance”.

And added that the Speaker has been allocated an official residence which he uses for official purpose and yet to move into his residence since renovation is yet to be completed in May.

As a result of the situation, the Speaker was only given a monthly stipend for rent while he awaits his official residence.

Parliament therefore wants the media to crosscheck with its offices before publication, saying it takes a strong exception to the reportage in sections of the media which seeks not only to bring the Speaker’s name, but the entire institution into disrepute.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com