6 things Neymar’s annual salary can do for Ghana

Most Ghanaians are awed by the huge amount of money PSG paid to sign Neymar from Barcelona. Ever wondered what his annual salary could be used for in Ghana?

Neymar is expected to earn £30, 992,000 annually. Converting this to Ghana Cedis Neymar will be earning GHC 178,762,506.83 and when converted to dollars he will be earning $40,779,273.60 every year.

This can help do a lot for Ghana.

• 1 district; 1 factory

The government of Ghana has budgeted GH¢456.3 million to be used to implement its flagship one-district one-factory policy programme.

If this money is distributed proportionally in all the districts, each district will cost GHC 2,152,358. This means Neymar’s salary can provide 83 districts with the needed factories.

• 1 constituency; 1 million dollars

Even though the Nana Addo-led government has told us it will not start implementing this policy from 2017, Neymar’s annual salary can give a million dollar each to 40 districts in the country.

• Free SHS

According to policy think tank, Imani Nana Addo’s free SHS will cost GHC 600 million yearly. If Neymar was benevolent enough to give his yearly salary to Ghana it will reduce the burden on the government to search for the money for this policy which is expected to start September 2017.

• Build Komfo Anokye maternity

Officials at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital say at least four babies die every day at the hospital, mainly because of severe congestion at the maternity ward.

Ghana’s first lady has taken it upon herself to solicit for funds to help complete a Maternity block began in 1974. The hospital will need $70 million to complete the edifice.

Neymar’s 2 years’ salary will complete the maternity and reduce the number of deaths.

• More ambulance for the country

The average cost of a State-of-the-art ambulance is GHC 500, 000. This means Ghana can purchase 358 ambulances to help support the National Ambulance Service.

• Affordable housing units

A three room affordable housing unit costs, averagely, GHC60,000.

Neymar’s annual salary will provide 2,979 houses for Ghanaians alone.

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