I've cut down my salary by 30% due to economic hardship in the country — Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he has cut down his salary by 30% due to the current economic hardships Ghanaians are facing which is evident that the government is struggling.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

He also announced a 50% cut on fuel for government machinery.

According to him, all ministers and government appointees are not exempted from the 30% percent salary reduction.

Speaking at this year's Eid-ul-Adha celebration at Independence Square, he said "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."

This is one of the measures to keep the economy running that the government announced to reduce the allocation to metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs) for the first quarter of 2022 by roughly 20%.

He also pleaded with the striking teachers to return to the classroom while negotiations continued with the government.

He urged the teachers to reconsider their decision for the sake of the students.

He said Ghanaians must bear with the government through turbulent times under the suffocation of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the Russia-Ukraine war.

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