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General News of Wednesday, 27 June 2018


5 reasons why Akufo-Addo shouldn't have disclosed his salary recently reported that President Akufo-Addo disclosed he earns GHC29, 000 every month as his net salary.

The declaration sparked uproar among a cross-section of Ghanaians who have debated the action, and asked a number of questions.

This new development however raises a number of questions and has selected 5 of them for you:

1. Questions about the rationale behind his declaration:

With this new development, the likelihood of several questions aimed at identifying the reason for his action will be present. What is your motive, Mr. President? many will wonder.

2. Propaganda from opponents:

On the other side of the table, his political opponents will want to capitalize on it for political points.

3. Income gap agitations from ordinary citizens:

With the amount of money taken by the president at the end of every month now made public, Ghanaians may begin to agitate for an increase in wages and salaries.

4. Speculations about incomes of other public officers:

The news of President Akufo-Addo's salary will trigger an interest in the emoluments of other public officers. This may lead to a series of public debates for a long time to come.

5. Floodgates-pressure on other public officers to declare their assets:

In the light of his declaration, other public officers may be compelled to declare their assets, as the president may be said to have set a precedent.