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MPs Don't Take GH¢29,000 As Salary; This Is How Much We Take Home: Sam George Reveals

The Article 71 officeholder of the Ningo-Prampram Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Honorable Sam Nartey George also known as Sam Dzata George revealed on GH One TV that the net income of Members of Parliament in Ghana is eleven thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢11,000.00) only and not the twenty nine thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢29,000) the pubic thinks it is.

According to Honorable Sam George, the 29,000 Ghana Cedis is the gross (total) earnings of the typical Ghanaian legislator. He added that the actual take-home pay of members of parliament (i.e. the amount left after all deductions have been deducted) is only 11,000 Ghana Cedis.

The Ningo-Prampram Constituency legislator also further disclosed that members of parliament suffer a monthly deduction of about six thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢6,000) from their salaries for the V8s they use. He also emphasized that they (Members of Parliament) pay for utilities and that the assertion of the public that they don't pay such bills is rather a misinformation gross deception.

Furthermore, Sam George said that the 11,000 is the salary of the 8th parliament (the current parliament) and that members of parliament will be living on that until the Salaries and Emoluments Committee is set up by the President of the republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, to determine the current salaries of MPs.

Speaking to Nana Aba Anamoah, the General Manager of GH One TV on Friday, May 14, 2021, Sam George said, "We (Members of Parliament in Ghana) pay close to 8,000 Ghana Cedis as income tax alone. This amount is deducted from the 29,000 Cedis gross earning. So even though our total salary is 29,000, 8,000 out if it goes into the nation's coffers," he said.

"Also the vehicles (V8s) that is handed over to us for use and because of which many people insult us also consumes or cut down our salary by a monthly deduction of about 6,000 Ghana Cedis. So I want to stress that MPs don't enjoy free things and they don't take huge money as salaries as most people think," he added.

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