We are taking ourselves back to the last 4 years to check how much our ministers and president were paid. Most Ghanaians explain that these amounts paid to these officials are unnecessarily high as compared to other public officials.
Some Ghanaians estimated that paying these salaries to the ministers and deputy ministers would cost GHC20 million per year.
Here’s how much Akufo-Addo and his ministers were paid.
President – GH¢ 22,809
Vice President – GH¢ 20,529
Chief Justice – GH¢17,107
Speaker of Parliament – GH¢ 17,791
Cabinet Minister (MP) – GH¢16,423
Cabinet Minster (Non MP) – GH¢ 16,195
Minister of State (MP) – GH¢ 15,967
Minister of State (Non MP) – GH¢ 15,739
Regional Minister (MP) – GH¢ 15,967
Regional Minister (Non-MP) – GH¢15,511
Deputy Minster (MP) – GH¢ 14,826
Deputy Regional Minister (MP) – GH¢14,598
Deputy Minister (Non-MP) – GH¢ 14,369
Dep. Regional Minster (Non-MP) – GH¢ 14,142
Chairman, Council of State – GH¢ 14,826
Member, Council of State – GH¢ 13,685.
Meanwhile, several Ghanaians have criticized that amount paid to ministers is a waste of Ghana’s money. Whilst these officials are enjoying these huge salaries with allowances, in addition, citizens are crying for hardships.