A former Supreme Court Justice, V. C. R. A. C Crabbe has underscored the need for equality in the payment of emoluments for all Ghanaians working in the public sector.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show
, Justice V.C.R.A stated the emolument paid to Article 71 office holders must be reflective of what pertains in the public service throughout the nation.
“I don’t have any problem with members of parliament getting so much money. If as a member of parliament, you work for four years and get so much, I will also want a situation in which if I work for 40 years in the public service, I get something reasonable,” he stated.
“We must not always say he is getting too much… will I also get something?”
Justice V. C. R. A. C Crabbe also cautioned Ghanaians against complacency in the democratic credentials chalked.
“A successful election does not necessarily mean a successful democracy. Democracy is a process. You learn from your mistakes and you go on. When you take Africa as a whole and make that comparison, you will find that indeed Ghana has done very well,” he stated.
Justice Crabbe also stated, “We must not get bloated heads by these statements which are made about us. The time has come for us also, as we go along, to examine our own political processes and come to a conclusion at this stage what is good for us and continue with it.”