General News of Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The state will pay GHC20, 211, 048 per annum as salaries for President Nana Akufo-Addo’s ministers and their deputies.
This implies that at the end of the four-year mandate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, the country would have spent a total amount of GHS 80, 844, 192 on salaries alone.
The 110 ministers comprise 50 substantive ministers, including regional ministers, and 60 deputies.
Assuming Mr Akufo Addo’s government is made of 19 cabinet ministers, government will have nine cabinet ministers who are MPs, 10 cabinet ministers who are non-MPs, 11 ministers who are MPs, 10 ministers who are non-MPs, one regional minister who is an MP, and nine regional ministers who are non-MPs.
The summary of the salary estimates was based on figures from a recommendation in a report of Presidential Committee on Emoluments signed by Prof Dora Francisca Edua-Buandoh, which announced a 10 per cent raise from January 2017.
Below is the list of Article 71 office holders 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 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