The list of Article 71 officeholders and their respective salaries per the 10% increment

In 2017 after the President Akufo-Addo government commenced, the least monthly salary of a Minister was expected to be GH¢15,511. Ministers who were legislators, Cabinet ministers and ministers of state were supposed to earn higher.

Likewise, the least monthly salary of a deputy minister was expected to be GH¢ 14,369. Deputy Ministers and ministers who were legislators were also expected to get more.

By estimate, a whooping GH¢1.8million would be splashed on monthly salaries for ministers. It would be in excess of GH¢ 21million yearly for ministers and their deputies.

The salary figures were derived from a recommendation in a report of the Presidential Committee on Emoluments signed by Prof Dora Francisca Edua-Buandoh, which announced a 10 percent raise from January 2017.

Below is the list of Article 71 officeholders and their respective salaries per the 10% raise:

Vice President – GH¢ 20,529

Chief Justice – GH¢17,107

Speaker of Parliament – GH¢ 17,791

Cabinet Minister (MP) – GH¢16,423

Cabinet Minister (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 Minister (MP) – GH¢ 14,826

Deputy Regional Minister (MP) – GH¢14,598

Deputy Minister (Non-MP) – GH¢ 14,369

Dep. Regional Minister (Non-MP) – GH¢ 14,214

Chairman, Council of State – GH¢ 14,826

Member, Council of State – GH¢ 13,685

There are other allowances and incentives enjoyed by the ministers and their deputies which include but not limited to:

  • Duty – 50% of basic salary
  • Special – 30% of the basic salary
  • Entertainment – 35% of basic salary
  • Clothing – 10% of basic salary

Other privileges include:

  • Two cars (including a 4×4)
  • Accommodation
  • Maintenance
  • Domestic staff
  • Utilities
  • Health coverage

The cost of all these are burdens on the public purse.

Kweku Jasper
Kweku Jasper
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