According to myjoyonline.com, Ghana’s political class and some selected public servants will receive a 10% pay rise.
The recommendation comes from the Presidential Committee on Emoluments’ report. The Committee's report proposed an annual increase of 10% from 2013 to 2017 for the political class listed under Article 71 of the 1992 constitution.
The current increase indicates that President Mahama who is paid a non-taxable salary of GH¢15,972 has now been pegged at GH¢ 22,809, enjoying an annual 10% pay rise since 2013.
The report, signed by Prof. Dora Francisca Edua-Buandoh, said: “the recommendations were based on the committee’s guiding principles of fairness, equity, motivation and ability of government to pay”.
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Below other offices and their respective increased earnings
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