modernghana.com 05 May, 2021 05:30 am

Akufo-Addo’s freeze on personal salary, mark of sacrificial leadership

Akufo-Addo’s freeze on personal salary, mark of sacrificial leadership
A leading member of the New Patriotic Party in Tema Central, Owuraku Amoako Atta, has lauded President Akufo-Addo rsquo;s freeze on salary increment for himself and his appointees, saying the measure is demonstrative of a caring leader.

A leading member of the New Patriotic Party in Tema Central, Owuraku Amoako Atta, has lauded President Akufo-Addo’s freeze on salary increment for himself and his appointees, saying the measure is demonstrative of a caring leader.Amoako Atta, who is also a government appointee at the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) says the announcement is a signal that the sacrificial times are not the burden of the masses alone.It is not the case that monkey is working and baboon is chopping,” Mr Amoako Atta wrote.According to Owuraku Amoako Atta, the revelation of the President’s sacrifice also deflates accusations from his detractors that the new taxes that were announced in January were insensitive.

” Addressing the nation during an event to celebrate Workers’ Day on May 1st, the President announced he was putting a freeze on salary increment for himself, his Vice, Mahamudu Bawumia and his Ministers to assist the country to recuperate from the adverse effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the economy.“I have taken the decision to freeze salary increment for this year, 2021 for myself as president, the vice president, ministers, deputy ministers, and all appointees of the executive.

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