Special aide to the majority leader and MP for Suame Constituency, Maxwell Ofosu has debunked reports on Social Media that Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah received double salary.
A social media report with the headline ‘This is the reason why Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah is lying, he received double salary’ went viral last week.
Maxwell Ofosu who is also a presiding member at Suame Municipal has described the report as a ‘desperate attempt’ by the NDC to ‘justify and defend’ the NDC ministers who were also MPs and received double salary during Mahama’s administration.
Speaking to Kessben FM, Mr. Ofosu indicated that the majority leader did not become a Minister in 2005 per the report but rather December 2007 under the then President, John Agyekum Kuffour.
According to the Special Aide, when Hon. Osei Kyei Mensa became the Minister, like all other Ministers who are also MPs, he had the option to receive his salary from the Office of the President or Parliament. He chose to receive his salary from Parliament because the salary between the one from Office of the President and that of Parliament was GHC 100 so he saw no need to go through the process of switching it from Parliament to the Presidency.
He further indicated that his boss received a phone call from Office of the President and was told to send them his bank account so that they can pay him his ex-gratia.
He told them to send him a check because he was not sure if it was genuine or not. The aide stated that, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah after seeing it was a genuine check told them he had been paid by Parliament. He attached a note to the check and told them to send it back.
Mr. Maxwell Ofosu is calling on anyone with concrete evidence that support the claim Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah did indeed receive double salary.