December 21, 2012

Ghanaian lawmakers have taken what one insider called “a firm decision” not to review the recently approved pay levels of the members of the Executive.

The decision was made after closed-door deliberations among lawmakers today.

One senior source told Citi News reporter, Richard Sky on condition of anonymity, that the decision of the House is expected to be communicated to the President in a formal letter on Friday, December 21, 2012.

President John Mahama in November directed the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning to withhold the payment of the newly approved salary increment.

In a statement, President Mahama requested parliament to consider a review the emoluments to align more realistically with the original recommendations of the Professor Ewurama Addy Committee.

The salary increases meant that the President was to take home, GHC 12,000 every month while his deputy took home GHC 10,500. Ministers and their deputies were also receive salaries ranging from GHC 8,000 and GHC 9,000.