Popular Maverick politician and Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong has disclosed that he pays his two wives a total of Ghc 40,000 as “chop money” every month.

The Member of parliament who was recently in the news for naming all his numerous daughters complained bitterly about their salaries paid them as MPs.

Kennedy Agyapong said he is the one who receives the highest salary among all the members of the house because he didn’t take a car loan.

Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong

However, he said the Ghc 11,000 he receives monthly from parliament is paltry because he gives Ghc 20,000 each to his two wives for upkeep every month.

“I receive GH¢11,000…[But] I pay chop money of GH¢20,000 to each of my two wives so if I am being paid an amount of GH¢11,000, how would I’ve lived on this amount of money? If I did not have investments I would have broken down by now. I take care of my constituents and even other constituents because I’ve invested and I’ve other businesses,” Kennedy Agyapong said while speaking on Atinka TV.

He said a lot of his colleagues who lost their seats in the just ended New Patriotic Party (NPP) Primaries lost because their counterparts, a number of them who were Chief Executive Officers of government companies raised a lot of money from their positions which gave them an edge over the incumbents.

He called on government to award contracts to companies of incumbent members of parliament in order to make them financially stable.

 

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