A private legal practitioner, Elikplim Lorlormavor Agbemava has narrated how the Supreme Court has delayed a case he filed challenging the legality of the payment of ex-gratia to Members of Parliament every four years.
His comments were in reaction to the trending issue of the payment of salaries equivalent to that of cabinet ministers to the spouses of the President and the Vice President.
He believes that a promise to abolish the payment of ex-gratia to Members of Parliament and the newly approved recommendation that the wife of President Akufo-Addo and that of Vice President Bawumia are to receive salaries equivalent to the monthly pay of cabinet ministers will soothe the hearts of many Ghanaians.
He revealed that, he has filed a case at the Supreme Court in 2017, challenging legality of the ex-gratia MPs receive every four years but the court is yet to give judgement on the case.
According to him, despite the pendency of the case, new Ex-gratia payments for Members of Parliament have been approved.