Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu says legislators for the 8th Parliament should be treated better, hence be given what is due them according to the law.

“Our job, there is no security of tenure. When you are a public service they say you retire at 60. This person has come in, at the end of the four years he has to be entitled to it,” he said.

Speaking at a press conference on the dissolution of the 7th Parliament Wednesday, he dismissed claims that stated that MPs are undeserving to emolument prescribed by the 1992 Constitution.

He hinted on several unfair treatment meted to Members of Parliament in the 7th Parliament.

He stated: “There are many of you that comment as if MPs are not deserving of it [ex gratia]. In 2016, 2017 to 2020, there was no salary adjustment for MPs yet every public servant got some salary adjustment in 2017 about 12.5 and 10 per cent.

“It is not just gratuity but salary arrears will be paid to deserving Members of Parliament who have served their four-year tenure,” he added.

Mr Haruna Iddrisu is insistent that salaries of MPs be equated to that of appeal court judges.

He revealed that the next Parliament to be inaugurated tonight will strongly work towards that.

Meanwhile, Majority leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is insistent on the payment of monies accrued to Members of Parliament after years of service to the country.

Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu indicated that payment of gratuity to MPs is constitutional.

In reference to the 1992 constitution, he stated: “Article 114 (1) states a person who has served as a Member of Parliament for a period of not less than four years shall be eligible for the payment of gratuity to him or his personal representative as shall be determined by the President acting in consultation with the committee referred to in Article 71.”