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This Is How Much Article 71 Office Holders Pocket Every Month

Article 71 Office Holders
Article 71 Office Holders

Article 71 Office Holders – During former president John Mahama’s tenure, he constituted a Constitutional committee to review the emoluments of the Article 71 class of public sector workers.

The five-member committee chaired by Prof Dora Edu-Boandoh presented its report to the President in September 2015.

The contents remained concealed from the public till after the December 2016 elections.

The Committee in its report recommended that the recommendations in an earlier report set up by the Late President Mills be restored.

In that report (Ewurama Report), a point awarding system was used to determine salaries of article 71 office holders with the president awarded 100 points, the Vice President 90 points which translates into 90% of the president’s salary.

Per this system, MPs were supposed to take 50% of the president’s salary which they rejected and were therefore awarded 60%.

The Edu-Boandoh report recommended a 10% annual increase in salaries for article 71 officeholders based on the Ewurama report (from 2013).

What it means is that there is a 10% increment in their salary every year from 2013.

The committee also recommended that all officers under this category earn 4 months’ salary for each year served as ex-gratia.

What this means is that an MP who served for years is entitled to 16 months’ salary as ex-gratia. The salaries of the article 71 officeholders as of 2012;

1. President – GHS 22,809

2. Vice President – GHS 20,529

3. Chief Justice – GHS 17,107

4. Speaker of Parliament – GHS 17,791

5. Cabinet Minister (MP) – GHS 16,423

6. Cabinet Minister (Non-MP) – GHS 16,195

7. Minister of State (MP) – GHS 15,967

8. Minister of State (Non-MP) – GHS 15,739

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9. Regional Minister ( MP) – GHS 15,967

10. Regional Minister (Non MP) – GHS 15,511

11. Deputy Minister (MP) – GHS 14, 826

12. Deputy Minister (Non-MP) – GHS 14,598

13. Member of Parliament – GHS 14,598

14. Deputy Regional Minister (MP) – GHS 14,369

15. Deputy Regional Minister (Non-MP) – GHS 14,142

16. Chairman, Council of State – GHS 14,826

17. Member, Council of State – GHS 13,685

So per the 10% annual increment recommended by the Edu-Boandoh Committee and approved by former President Mahama, the table below shows how much the following Article 71 Officeholders earn as at 2016 (President Nana Addo set up another emoluments committee in 2019):

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