Nana Akufo-Addo will receive GH¢ 22,809 as salary per month once he assumes office as President of Ghana from January 7, 2017.
The amount represents an annual increment of 10% in the 15,792 non-taxable pay enjoyed by his predecessor John Mahama from 2013 to 2017.
The outgoing President will receive the same amount and while on retirement will receive benefits such as state-provided staff not exceeding four (4) and a furnished and up-to-date office and communication equipment.
Aside the President, other leading personalities in Ghana’s political system will beginning January 2017 also receive a 10% pay rise, according to a recommendation by the Presidential Committee on Emoluments.
The Committee, a creation of the 1992 Constitution, was headed by Prof. Dora Francisca Edu- Buandoh of the University of Cape Coast with four other members. It’s report on the conditions of service of Article 71 office holders was approved by Parliament after series of closed-door sessions before the house rose for the end of year holidays.
Article 71 holders include members such as the President, Vice President, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Regional Ministers and Members of the Council of State.
The new salary for other article 71 office holders are as follows;
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¢ 142,142
Chairman, Council of State – GH¢ 14,826
Member, Council of State – GH¢ 13,685