The salaries of seven ministers in the Ministeries of Communication and Information could cost the nation, Ghana about GHC1.08million under the governing New Patriotic Party led by President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Bawumia.GH¢259,000 per year.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed a total number of 110 people to serve as ministers, ministers of state and deputies in his administration, the highest in the country’s history.
Out of the total 110, 20 are Regional Ministers and their Deputies, 40 ministers for various ministries, with 50 deputies.
This comes to mind the total cost for the nation on the 110 ministers in terms of salary alone considering the fact the current NPP government has accused the former NDC administration with 84 ministers of collapsing the economy.
Approximately, Ghana is like to spend close to GH¢9,504,000 per year on the salaries of its 110 minister under President Akufo-Addo.
This is what Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo posted on his facebook page:
Under NDC Ministry of Info and Communication were merged and managed by 3 ministers.
Salary was GHC7,200/month or GHC86,400/year.So 3 ministers cost the nation GHC259,000 per year.
Under the NPP there are 7 ministers for the unbundled Communication and Info ministry.
Salary is GHC12,000/ month or GHC144,000/year.
So for 7 ministers cost the nation GHC1.08million.