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Ex-gratia is nonsensical, we must stop paying it – KKD Fires

Broadcast writer Kwesi Kyei Darkwah referred to well as KKD has depicted the ex-gratia to a few public officials as unreasonable.

The expert columnist has been in the news these previous days with serious reaction from him to the decision government and a few Ministries. KKD has remained against the installment of ex-gratia after retirement.

During a conversation on Joy News AM Show, the shrewd columnist contended that with every one of the advantages these innovators in government appreciate, they ought to have sufficiently saved to cater for them and family when they resign.

“The concept of ex gratia has to be discussed with urgency, cut it out, stop it. My father has worked for 84 years and paid all his taxes but he is not begging anybody to give him money before he goes home,” KKD fumed.

Addressing politicians he said “you get the chance to serve and because of the position you are in you don’t queue for anything, pay rent for years, have access to loans and things that people who work harder and are smarter than you don’t have access to.

“Yet, you say you cannot write a book when you get out of power. You are so meek and mild, and you are so handicapped so sick that we must look after you?”.

KKD, however, stated that presidents can be given that privilege by saying; “let us maintain the dignity of the king”, however, everyone else in government including the vice president must go back to work.

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