In a statement on Friday, the Director of Public Affairs of the Parliamentary Service, Madam Kate Addo, indicated that the reports in some sections of the media about the Speaker’s alleged request for funds, are false and must be dismissed.
“The attention of Parliament has been drawn to a report in the Daily Guide Newspaper purporting that the Rt. Hon. Speaker made a request of $50,000 from Parliament, a week after his trip to Dubai for a routine check-up.
We would like to state categorically that the Rt. Hon Speaker has not, at any point in time, made direct cash requests from Parliament.
The conditions of service of public employees, including political office holders, cover medical care, both local and foreign. The specific details of each category of public employees is covered by law”, the statement emphasised.