President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has frozen the 2021 salary increment for the executive including himself.
“I have taken the decision to freeze salary increment for this year, 2021 for myself as president, the vice president, ministers, deputy ministers, and all appointees of the executive," he disclosed.
This according to him is due to the effects of COVID-19 on the economy as well as government's efforts to recuperate.
Addressing workers during this year’s May Day celebration on Saturday, President Akufo-Addo said: “it is our modest contribution to reduce the damage to our public revenue and to help hasten our nation’s recovery from the ravages of the pandemic”
According to the President, government has gone to great lengths to protect the lives and livelihoods of Ghanaians despite the debilitating effects of the pandemic.
“Public sector jobs, for example, have been maintained and unlike in the case of workers in the private sector, public sector workers have not experienced any retrenchments or any reductions in their wages or salaries throughout the period of this pandemic”
“…we also used this year to ensure that all workers are vaccinated to protect the lives and enhance their productivity...I am confident that we can free ourselves from a mindset of dependence, charity, and handout and build a self-reliant economy which would mobilize the immense resources of Ghana, material, and human with women and youth in the forefront to resolve Ghana’s problems and deliver a dignified standard of living to the working people of our country" he added.
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