The National House of Chiefs is pushing for government to pay paramounts chiefs across the country monthly salaries.
The president of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede is said to be the one leading the charge for the country’s traditional leaders to be put on the government payroll.
Joy News reports that Togbe Afede XIV who is also the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State and President of Asogli Traditional Area in the Volta Region has confirmed to it that the National House of Chiefs was currently in talks with government for all paramount chiefs in the country to be paid the monthly salaries.
But the move seem to have angered most Ghanaians who have berated the revered chief for championing the move.
Most of them who commented on the report argued that the chiefs does no work for government and therefore cannot be added to the already over bloated public payroll.
Some also expressed disappointment at the fact that it was coming from no mean a person, but Togbe Afede himself.
‘’Congratulations to Togbe Afede for winning the proposed salary for paramount chiefs award 2019’’ one of them said.
Another reader said’’Hahaha, Ghana is sweet..monthly salary for what work?’’
‘’This one too concern government. Please lets direct such amount into boreholes and clinics. When they sell land, what is government’s share. They should give us a break’’ another one added.