Nana Addo Returns To The State His Salary Increase

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has received a GHS237,000 salary raise for the year 2021, which he has refunded. 

On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, Director of Communications Eugene Arhin revealed this in the Jubilee House. 

Mr. Arhin told journalists that the money had been repaid to the Accountant-Department General's by the President.

He added that the move is in response to a directive he issued stating that the wages of all members of the Executive Committee would not be increased. 

“Even before the [emolument] committee's recommendations, the President had stated on May Day that he, the Vice President, Ministers, and Deputy Ministers of State would not accept any salary increases. He has returned his to the tune of approximately GH238,000.” 

He further stated that the president has directed the Chief of Personnel to guarantee that all other officeholders, including certain Jubilee House staff, follow likewise.

All refunds will be made in respect of the others, including Deputy Ministers, Ministers, and the Vice President. The President's appointment was made on the second of this month, last Thursday, and subsequent appointees will follow suit,” he stated. 

Last year, the Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu Emoluments Committee suggested raising the President's pay from GHS29,899 to GHS47,277, as well as raising the salaries of Members of Parliament and Ministers, as well as other Article 71 Officeholders' incomes. 

The President, Vice-President, Speaker of Parliament, Chief Justice, and Supreme Court Justices are all holders of Article 71 offices.

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