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Govt appointees will no longer enjoy free utility bills, fuel, DSTV, others when I become president – Mahama

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Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has pledged to eliminate free fuel and other non-essential benefits for government officials if elected president in the upcoming December elections.

During a meeting with the EU Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Mahama outlined several cost-saving measures his administration plans to implement to reduce the financial burden on the state.

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These measures include terminating free DSTV subscriptions, utility bill payments, and fuel allowances currently provided to government officials.

“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,” Mr. Mahama stated.

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He emphasized that these benefits are excessive and unnecessary, arguing that government officials should bear the cost of such services just like ordinary citizens.

Mr. Mahama stressed the need for equality and fiscal responsibility, noting that the state’s finances could be better allocated.

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“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,” he added.

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