Paramount Chief and the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli, Togbe Afede XIV has been detailing how he rejected over ¢365,000 ex-gratia paid to him for serving on the Council of State between 2017 and 2020.
According to the paramount chief, it is inappropriate to receive such an amount since he was given monthly wages for serving as a member of the council.
“I did not think the payment was made to trap me, as is being speculated. I believe it was paid to everybody who served on the Council of State. However I thought that extra payment was inappropriate for a short, effectively part-time work, for which I received a monthly salary and was entitled to other privileges. So I was very uncomfortable with it, Togbe Afede XIV said in a statement.
“After weeks of trying, I obtained advice on how to refund inappropriate payments to the State, and on March 4, 2022, I made the refund into the Controller & Accountant General’s Department Suspense Account at the Bank of Ghana,” he clarified.
Read the paramount chief’s statement in full:
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH