President’s 22k salary vs. CEO’s 80k salary: must the president’s appointee earn more than him?

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The debate on the president’s salary compared to some CEO’s of state institutions continue to rage on as some people find it difficult to understand why an appointee of the president should earn more than the president.

For example, it is rumored that the Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority takes home 60 thousand Ghana Cedis, the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) 80 thousand Ghana Cedis, the Chief executive officer of Ghana Cocobod, 60 thousand Ghana Cedis, Managing Director of the GCB Bank, 50 thousand Ghana Cedis, while the president takes home 22 thousand Ghana Cedis. understands these figures were even higher than that, but were slashed by the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo.

Figures available to this Website indicate that previously the Ghana Revenue Authority Commissioner General was taking 89 thousand Ghana Cedis which was cut down to 60 thousand cedis, the Cocobod Chief Executive Officer also had his salary pegged at 70 thousand Ghana Cedis and had to be slashed to the current 60 thousand Ghana Cedis.

The information also revealed that the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) used to earn a mind blowing 120 thousand Ghana Cedis which has been cut down to 80 thousand Ghana Cedis presently, while the Managing Director of GCB Bank Limited initially took home 70 thousand Ghana Cedis, which has been reduced by the current administration to 50 thousand Ghana Cedis.

These figures are just but the few that this Website is privy to, as it is said that some CEO’s of some state agencies earn up to 150 thousand Ghana Cedis a month.

Some observers are of the view that the current arrangement must be reviewed to ensure that the president becomes the biggest salary earner in the country. will dig further to unearth the actual figures for the benefit of readers.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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