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Next NDC govt will scrap fuel allowance, DSTV subscriptions, others – Mahama

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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has promised to scrap the provision of free fuel and other non-essential benefits to government officials if he is elected president in the December polls.

Speaking at a meeting with the EU Ambassador to Ghana, the former President outlined cost-saving measures his administration would implement, including scrapping free DSTV subscriptions, utility bill payments, and fuel allowances to government officials to save the economy.

The NDC flagbearer emphasised that these benefits are burdensome on the state’s finances and should be discontinued.

He added that government officials should bear the cost of such services just as ordinary citizens do.

“We will discontinue the payment of utility bills, fuel, DSTV, etc. as conditions of service for top government officials, directors, and the political class. We believe that people should take up paying their own electricity bills and water bills like every other Ghanaian does.

“Unless you are using a government vehicle or on government assignment, you should buy your fuel if you are using your own car. And so we are going to discontinue that.”


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