It is an irony to say our leaders are lazy yet they are the richest in our society.
Where do they get their moneys from? The major problem of entrepreneurs in Ghana today is about the capital to start a business yet the politician are opening new businesses today all over town.
Where do they get their money from? Most politicians invest about $100,000 to $500,000 on campaign just to get Parliament? Some even go in for loans
THE BASE (Taxable) SALARY – The base pay of an MP or government executive is estimated at about $5,000 per month or $60,000.
Corporate bodies like Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG) pay their top executives a base pay of $15,000 per month or $180,000 per year.
SITTING ALLOWANCES for COMMISSIONS – not long ago, the case of the ECG Board salary was published.
The Board members were making from Ghc50,000 to Ghc120,000 for part time work per year.
If ECG Board pays out $50,000 (GH 197,744) to non-MPs, come to think of it, how much will an MPs get when they attend Committee meetings? Some of them may be making equal amounts or more per committee, and hence sitting allowances may be say $150,000 (GH 593,234) to $200,000 (GH 790,979) per year if they are on 3 or 4 committees of Parliament or outside.
Government executives get housing allowances which the lowest will be say $3,000 per month (GH 1,186) or $36,000 (GH 142,376)per year. Their vehicles are worth up to about $100,000 (GH 395,489 )