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Freddie Blay-led GNPC Board Increased Allowances Up to 150% Despite 2022 Economic Crisis – Okudzeto Ablakwa 

MP for North-Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has revealed details of a memo where he is accusing Board members of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) of increasing allowances by up to 150% despite President Akufo-Addo’s 2022 announcement of pay cuts for government appointees.

Sharing further details on X (formerly Twitter), Ablakwa alleged that Board members increased travel allowances from 400 to 1000 and increased per diem from 500 to 850 depending on on the currency earnings of the destination they traveled to.

“It is even more depressing to read other memos requesting that the salary of the CEO is doubled. Angry insiders say the CEO, Mr. Opoku Ahweneeh Danquah who is President Akufo-Addo’s nephew, always gets what he wants. This betrayal of the Ghanaian people and gross insensitivity cannot continue,” he said on the platform.

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The MP has pledged to take some actions, indicating that he would soon sponsor a private member’s bill to have Parliament pass legislation that stops State Enterprises from determining their own salaries and allowances.

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