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President, Nana Akufo-Addo has returned all salary increment after criticism from Ghanaians.



President, Nana Akufo-Addo
President, Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The Ghanaians president has refund all.
GHC237,974 Ghanaian cedis, salary increment He received from January to August this year.
According to report made available to Us indicate, the money was returned back to the National pension pot .
A check of Ghc237,974 Ghanaian cedis was signed by the President himself to cover all salary increment paid to him during the period of 8 months.

The funds, paid into the Pensions and Salaries Account of the Controller and Accountant – General’s Department.
is in accordance of a pledge the president made during this year’s May Day celebration, not to raise his salary, that of the Vice President, ministers and their deputies, and other government appointments.
The measure is to minimise the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have on Ghana’s public .

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A statement made by Mr Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at Presidency, at the weekly Jubilee House Press briefing.

Mr Arhin explained that when the President received his accrued salary for the period, he noticed that the directive to freeze increments on his pay for 2021 had not been enforced, thus, “leading by example” he wrote a check on September 2, 2021, to cover the increments on his salary to reflect the decision he took to reduce the stress on the public purse.

The salary increments were those proposed by the Professor Yaa Ntiamoah-Baidu led Presidential Committee on Emoluments.

But the President had pledged to freeze salary increments for the Executive well before the Committee approved salary adjustments for Article 71 office holders.

That includes other government appointees. The like of Vice President, the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare had communicated that directive to all ministers and their deputies, and Staff at the Presidency.

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