To Ayariga, the political office holders “will find a way of getting it from different angles.”
In April, after the Cabinet retreat of the first quarter, and recognising the deteriorating macroeconomy, the government announced a 30 per cent cut in salaries of the President, Vice President, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MMDCEs and political office holders, amongst other measures.
Addressing the nation on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo reiterated that the cut will continue to remain in force.
But in a reaction, Hassan Ayariga posted on Facebook: “Mr President, cutting thirty percent salaries of political office holders will breed high level of CORRUPTION in your government. Because your officials will find a way of getting it from different angles.