Salary Structure Of President Of Ghana 2021

By | September 7, 2021
President of Ghana Salary Structure 2021

The president of Ghana is the chief of command, the executive in the country that received higher salary than all the organs of government.

Though the Executive and Legislature arm of Government earn above GHS 10,000.00 and we shall take a look into this — with more details.

There are a lot of people presuming the President of Ghana is earning the highest salary in the country, and we are yet to clear your thinking about this. If you are part of those having this particular mentality about the President being the highest salary earner in Ghana, then you are at the right place to learn more from this article.

In today’s update from Ghana’s Information Portal, Latest Ghana, we shall give you the much information about the Salary Structure of Ghana President for 2021.

Who Is The President Of Ghana?

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the President of Ghana. According to source from Wikipedia, the current president of Ghana is Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who won the 2020 presidential election against former president, John Dramani Mahama, by a margin of 4.23%. He was sworn into office for his second term on 7th of January 2021.

The president of the Republic of Ghana is the elected head of state and head of government of Ghana, as well as commander-in-chief of the Ghana Armed Forces.

President Of Ghana Eligibility

According to Chapter 8, Article 62 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, a person shall not be qualified for election as the president of Ghana unless:

  • He/she is a citizen of Ghana by birth
  • He/she has attained the age of forty years; and
  • He/she is a person who is otherwise qualified to be elected a Member of Parliament, except that the disqualifications set out in paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) of clause (2) of article 94 of this Constitution shall not be removed, in respect of any such person, by a presidential pardon or by the lapse of time as provided for in clause (5) of that article.

Presidential candidates must lodge a nomination document signed by at least two registered voters in each district, and includes the name of a vice presidential running mate.

The president serves a four-year term. He is limited to two terms, whether successive or separated. If the president dies, resigns, is permanently incapacitated, or is removed from office, the vice president automatically ascends as president for the balance of the term. If the vice president ascends to the presidency before more than half of the presidential term expires, he is only allowed to run for a single full term as president. If both the president and vice president are unable to perform the duties of president, the Speaker of Parliament becomes acting president, and new elections must be held within three months.

What Is The Salary Structure of The President of Ghana?

According to reports from many online news and information portals, it has been confirmed that the President of Ghana earns GH¢ 22,809 ($4,898) as his monthly salary.

Taking a look into the President’s disclosure, it has been estimated that the Presidents take home over GH¢348,000 per annum as salary with tax excluded.

We shall give you other benefits as his benefits for being the President of Ghana.

Allowances of President of Ghana

These are some of the benefits of becoming a President of Ghana:

On-hand cooks and housekeepers

In Ghana, there are many staff at the Jubilee House who offer the services of on-hand cooks and housekeepers to the president and his family. The president of Ghana is entitled to on-hand cooks and housekeepers to do chores.

Health Insurance

The President of Ghana gets access to the world-class healthcare anytime he needs. Serving as a president and former presidents of Ghana have lifetime health insurance coverage. All these health expenses are being paid by the state.

Protection at all times

The president of Ghana is the executive over all the arms of Government and the commander of the Ghana Armed Forces, so he receives the best protection in Ghana. In offering the best protection to the president of Ghana, all the security personnel are always available at the disposal of the president. The Ghana Police, the Ghana Armed Forces and any other state security are always available to protect the president of Ghana.

A fleet of armoured cars

The president of Ghana has a fleet of armoured cars, despite the highly armed security detail. With the fleet of armoured cars, the president travels in bullet-proof cars to ensure that if his security is breached, no weapon can easily get to him.

A state funeral

When you mention a state funeral in Ghana, the first thing that comes into the minds of Ghanaians is ‘Asomdwe park’ — where presidents who died in office are buried. The ‘Asomdwe park’ began to stick into the minds of Ghanaians, after former president Prof John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills became the first president to be buried.

A Pretty pension

The president of Ghana is entitled to a monthly pension when he is out of office. For instance, Ex-president John Mahama retired on a salary of GH¢22,809. The other two ex-presidents (John Rawlings and John Kuffuor) receive a non-taxable salary of GH¢15,972.

Powers And Duties of The President of Ghana

Chapter 8 of the Constitution of Ghana states the duties and the powers of the president. The president is required to:

  • uphold the Constitution
  • exercise executive authority
  • preserve the safety and homeland of Ghana.

Also, the president is given the powers:

  • as the leader of the executive branch of government
  • as the commander-in-chief of the military
  • to declare war
  • to hold referenda regarding issues of national importance
  • to issue executive orders
  • to issue medals in honor of service for the nation
  • to issue pardons
  • to declare a state of emergency suspending all laws or enacting a state of martial law.

Oath of office By President Of Ghana

Under the constitution of Ghana, a person elected as President of the nation shall swear an oath of office which is led by the Chief Justice.

The president of Ghana must be sworn in by the chief justice before Parliament and the citizens of Ghana. The president-elect must repeat the following:

“I, ___ having been elected to the high office of President of the Republic of Ghana do (in the name of the Almighty God swear) (solemnly affirm) that I will be faithful and true to the Republic of Ghana; that I will at all times preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana; and that I dedicate myself to the service and well-being of the people of the Republic of Ghana and to do right to all manner of persons.

I further (solemnly swear) (solemnly affirm) that should I at any time break this oath of office; I shall submit myself to the laws of the Republic of Ghana and suffer the penalty for it. (So help me God)”.

All Questions Answered About President of Ghana’s Salary

Who Is The President of Ghana in 2021?

Hi Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the President of Ghana. The commander of Ghana Armed Forces.

What Is The Salary of President of Ghana?

According to reports from many online news and information portals, it has been confirmed that the President of Ghana earns GH¢ 22,809 ($4,898) as his monthly salary.

Should you have any information to share with us about the salary structure of the president of Ghana, please do not hesitate to share with us.

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