The five Member-Presidential Committee on Emoluments, was appointed by the President in accordance with Article 71 (1) of The 1992 Constitution.
They are to determine the compensation for Services Of The Executive, The Legislature, The Judiciary and Professors of Institutions of Higher Learning among others, with the terms of reference to consult Ghanaians and report to him.
Over the years, the determination and management of Public Sector Emoluments in Ghana, have been an episodic story of complaints and counter complaints. Whilst Public Sector Workers complain of low wages, and poor Conditions Of Service.
The Managers of the Public Kitty, Government counter complain of low revenue inflow into the National Kitty. Hence their inabilities to raise salary levels and improve general conditions Of Service Of Public Sector Workers.
These complaints bring about, another daunting challenge, in The Public Services, which is, how to recruit and retain competent personnel in The Public Service, where there are salary disparities within and across service classifications in an un-motivating and deteriorating work environment, leading to low productivity.
In order to effectively deal with these challenges, various Governments, over the years, have designed and implemented different pay policy options, but achieved limited successes.
Addressing the third gathering, dubbed ‘‘Coastal Zone,’’ of The Committee in Accra. The Chairman of The Committee, Professor, Dora Francisca-Edu-Buandoh said, The Zonal Consultative Meeting bring together Key Stakeholders who are knowledgeable to address some of the questions raised by The Committee.
On behalf of The Traditional Rulers, The Paramount Chief of Cape Coast in the Central Region, Osaberima Atta II, stressed the need to consult Ghanaians on gratuity for article 71 holders, because their views are relevant.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has charged, the participants, at the meeting to consider the financial strength of the country before making any recommendations, so as not to drain the country’s purse. The Participants were drawn from Western, Eastern, Central and Volta
Source: radioxxyzonline.com/Francis Edzorna Mensah