It has emerged that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) pays its communicators and serial callers a monthly stipend of GHS300 and GHS200, respectively.
However, serial texters, as well as people who send WhatsApp messages on the ticket of the party, are not paid a dime.
According to reports from the party’s Bono Regional office, the party’s communicators have declared a strike over the non-payment of their stipends in recent times.
The Sunyani East Constituency Communications officer of the party, Mr Maxwell Mahama, confirmed the strike to Kwame Appiah Kubi, host of ‘Ghana Yensom’ on Accra100.5 FM, today, Monday, 25 October 2021.
According to him, his colleagues went on strike in protest to what they deem as the lack of fairness in the disbursement of the stipend by the Regional Chairman, Mr. Kwame Baffoe (Abroye DC).
He said the disbursement of the monthly stipend to support the party’s communicators has been riddled with petty corruption and nepotism.
Mr Mahama alleged that the Regional Chairman takes delight in sharing the money among his cronies instead of the rightful beneficiaries.
“The Regional Chairman has, over the years, been selective in the disbursement of the stipend to the beneficiaries”, he claimed.
“Trust me, if you’re not in his good books, what you deserve for working for the party at that level will not be paid,” he said.
Mr Mahama also accused Abronye DC of dividing the front of the party in the region, a situation he insists led to the loss of a majority of the parliamentary seat in the region by the NPP.