Ghanaian public workers to enjoy a 10% pay rise in 2019

Ghana's finance minister Ken Ofori Atta
  • Public sector workers in Ghana will enjoy a 10 per cent pay rise across board.
  • This will be effective from January 1, 2019.
  • The pay rise was agreed on after a shareholders meeting was held with the Finance Ministry.

Ghanaian public sector workers who fall under the single spine salary structure will all enjoy a 10 per cent pay rise from January 2019.

This was contained in a statement signed by a Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei Asare.

The statement was issued after the Ministry held a meeting with the various stakeholders.

“Following the conclusion of negotiations on the 2019 single spine base pay, approval is hereby given for the attached salary structure marked ‘Appendix A’ to be used to effect the payment of salaries of public service institutions on the single spine salary structure. Attached structure incorporates a 10% across board salary increase.”


“The effective date of implementation is January 1, 2019. In Accordance with government’s white paper on the guidelines for the implementation of market premium, you are reminded that the payment of interim market premium to existing beneficiaries should be the absolute amount calculated on the 2012 and not the enhanced 2019 single spine base salaries,” the statement added.


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