Article 71 Office Holders President Mahama, et al get 10% pay rise

The current increase indicates that President Mahama who is paid a non-taxable salary of GH¢15,972 has now been pegged at GH¢ 22,809, enjoying an annual 10% pay rise since 2013.

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The Presidential Committee on Emoluments has recommended that all article 71 office holders in the country enjoy a 10% annual increase in their salaries.

The increase is expected to start in January 2017. The increase will be backdated to start from 2013.

The report, signed by Prof. Dora Francisca Edua-Buandoh, and intercepted by Joy News stated that recommendations were based on the committee’s guiding principles of fairness, equity, motivation and ability of government to pay.

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The current increase indicates that President Mahama who is paid a non-taxable salary of GH¢15,972 has now been pegged at GH¢ 22,809, enjoying an annual 10% pay rise since 2013.

Some other article 71 holders include members such as the President, Vice President, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Regional Ministers and Members of the Council of State.

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Find below other offices and their respective increased earnings

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

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