Exorbitant Salaries Of Ghanaian Politicians Revealed


Fellow Ghanaians, have you ever wondered why many school Lecturers, Traders, Doctors and other professionals are taking brazen steps out of their original fields to embrace politics with arms wide open? You better stop wondering, the answer is simple; Ghanaian Politicians are making real cash from tax payers. The tax burden on the general public is offering our Politicians lavish lifestyles. The disturbing thing here is that we are at the cliff of an economic meltdown and in all seriousness, it appears our leaders are less concerned about solving this problem. Even a blindfolded junior student in Secondary School knows our problems come from the imbalance between Ghanaian revenue account and her expenditure account. So the big question is… “why is our focus on one side of the balance sheet which is the revenue side, instead of paying more attention to our expenditure? Anyway, when you get to know the salary of these politicians, you will really understand the point am trying to make.

Read On To See Salary Of Ghanaian Politicians:

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Are you aware that when you add up the monthly earning of a Cabinet Minster in the current regime, it could be higher than GHc34,683 without paying heavy attention to some other perks? Now, we want to have a clear view of how our so-called Politicians disperse state resources that are barely enough on themselves. Note that this article is based on research carried out in 2014. Check it out below:

Basic Salary – GH¢10,000 10,000
Duty Allowance – 50% of basic salary 5,000
Special Allowance – 30% of basic salary 3,000
Entertainment Allowance – 35% of basic salary 3,500
Wardrobe Allowance – 10% of basic salary 1,000
Ex-gratia fixed at GH¢400,000 (for 48 mos) 1 400,000 8,333
45 Gallons of fuel a week 45 18 3,510
sum-total = 34,683

Note that this amount does not include furnished accommodation, two cars, one 4×4 and a saloon car , and other benefits listed below

One Chauffeur (est. Ghc800) 1 800 800
One Cook (est. ghc600) 1 600 600
One Garden Boy (est.Ghc500) 1 500 500
One Steward (est. Ghc 350) 1 350 350
One Security Guard(est. Ghc 350) 1 350 350
Police Escort (est. Ghc 1200) 1 1,200 1,200


Now, if a Minister of state is taking home more than $10,000 as salaries and perks a month, how much then is the President of Ghana taking home? We all know how our President told Ghanaian Teachers, Nurses, Doctors, Farmers, Civil Servants and others that he has personally given up 10% of his salary for them, but he is actually taking home close to $15,000 a month as salary and perks.

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