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Under NPP: 7 ministers cost the nation GH¢1.08m per year

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.

These two ministries, Ministry of Information and Ministry of Communication were merged under former President Mahama and managed by three ministers (a Minister and two deputies) and cost the nation 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:

According to Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo , Abraham Ferguson and George Spencer Quaye

Fact check

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.


About Efo Korsi Senyo

Efo Korsi Senyo has over 4 years experience working as investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Head of Awake Investigates. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003

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