The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo has announced that owing to the prevailing hardship in the country which has seen a steep decline in the living standards of the average Ghanaian, he has cut down his salary by 30%.
He made the solemn announcement at this year’s Eid-ul-Adha celebration at Independence Square while also revealing there’s a 50% cut on fuel for government machinery.
According to him, all ministers and government appointees are not exempted from the 30% percent salary reduction.
He’s quoted as saying; “We are all going to have to make some sacrifices to afford us the space to navigate the troubled waters of the current economic difficulties.
The expenditure of ministries, departments, and agencies has been cut by 30 percent. The salaries of all appointees including myself have been reduced by 30 percent. Fuel coupon allocations have been slashed by 50 percent and other expenditures suspended.”
His government has also announced to reduce the allocation to metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) for the first quarter of 2022 by roughly 20%.