Salaries of all political appointees including myself reduced by 30% – Prez Akufo Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a 30% reduction of his salary as well as that of all his appointees, ministers, others with immediate effect to help navigate the current economic difficulties facing the country.
Nana Addo was speaking as the guest of honour at this year’s Eid Al Adha prayers in Accra, when he announced the cut to send a signal to citizens about the need to sacrifice as the country goes to the International Monetary Fund for support.
“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.”
The National Chief Imam admonished Muslims to celebrate in moderation and be generous to friends and neighbours to signify the relevance of Eid Al Adha.
The President appealed to Ghanaians to bear with him and make also sacrifices to help navigate the economic hardships.