Parliament had authorized a pay rise for the President of the Republic, the Vice President and other key members of the Executive arm of government despite the poor performance of economy.
At a closed sitting last Wednesday, lawmakers voted to raise the consolidated monthly pay of the President to about GhC12, 000.
The Vice President’s pay has also ballooned to almost GhC 10,500.
Per last Wednesday’s vote, Ministers of State and their deputies are to earn between GhC 8,000 and GhC 9000.
Meanwhile Ghanaians are calling on government to outline the deciding factors which went into the approval of the salary increment for the President and other Executive members.
Exclusive: Report on salaries of President, Ministers and deputy ministers
New salaries approved for the legislative and executive arms of government have riled many individuals and civil society organizations but Majority Leader Cletus Avoka insists the increases were justifiable.
He said the figures were arrived at after serious consideration of the work of members of the executive.
Parliament largely endorsed recommendations of a Presidential Committee on Emoluments (PCE – 2010) chaired by Prof. Ewurama Addy
Click here to read the Executive Summary of recommendations contained in the report of the Committee.