Akufo Addo cuts salaries of his appointees by 30% as part of drastic measures to support economy

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has reduced 30 percent of the salaries of all his appointees.

This measure is to help government to deal with the economic problems and hardship the country is facing.

President Akufo Addo made this know during a meeting with Council of Stats members at the Jubilee House in Accra on Tuesday March 22.

He said “The Minister for Finance is going to have major engagement with the nation on Thursday where he is going to be in the position to lay out specifically the measures that we have taken or we intend to take to correct or put the ship of sail better.”

Mr Akufo-Addo further observed that the challenges that are facing Ghana are similar to those pertaining in many countries around the world.

He noted that it is no secret that Ghana is going through economic turbulence.

He said the government has the ability of finding solutions to the challenges.

“It is no secret that our economy is going through difficult times. It is also no secret that we are not alone in that exercise. The many of the phenomena that we are facing are phenomena that are apparent in many other parts of the world but that doesn’t therefore mean that government is impotent in trying to find solutions,” the President said.