Bawumia promises to pay monthly allowances for chiefs and queen mothers if he wins

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During one of his campaign rounds, Presidential aspirant and flagbearer of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed that, he will ensure that chiefs get a good living allowance, should he win the 2024 elections.

Dr. Bawumia was speaking at the Greater Accra regional House of Chiefs during his tour when he made this promised, emphasising that the allowance would help make the work of the chieftaincy institution.

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He added that the institution needs financial resources and empowerment to make decisions that support the government

“To enable the Chieftaincy institution to fulfil its proper role, it must be financially resourced. You cannot assign responsibilities without providing the necessary resources,” he said.

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He continued, “The recommendation has been made, and we will include it in our manifesto to ensure we pay a living allowance to the Chieftaincy institution. Currently, paramount chiefs receive GH₵1,000 a month, which is insufficient even for petrol to attend meetings.”

Dr. Bawumia further noted no payments for queen mothers or divisional chiefs.

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We need to provide living allowances to paramount chiefs, divisional chiefs, and queen mothers. By doing this, the Chieftaincy institution will be empowered to make decisions that benefit the government,” he added.

The Vice President’s commitment to supporting the Chieftaincy institution reflects his recognition of its crucial role in governance and community development. The proposed allowances aim to strengthen the institution, enabling it to contribute more effectively to national progress.

Portions of text culled from Pulse Ghana

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