Liberian President Cuts His Salary By 40%—Check Out The Details

Liberia’s President, Joseph Boakai has announced that he will slash his salary by 40 percent.

His office said he hoped to set a precedent for ‘responsible governance’ and demonstrate ‘solidarity’ with Liberians.

Government salaries have been under intense scrutiny recently as Liberians complain about the rising cost of living. Around one in five people live on less than $2 (£1.70) a day in the West African state.

Mr Boakai revealed in February that his annual salary was $13,400. The cut will bring it down to $8,000.

Mr Boakai’s move echoes that of his predecessor, George Weah, who took a 25% cut in his salary.


Some in the West African nation have hailed Mr Boakai’s decision, but others wonder whether it is truly a sacrifice given that he also receives benefits like a daily allowance and medical cover.


The presidential office’s budget is almost $3m this year (News article curled from the BBC).

Meanwhile, ex-president of Liberia George  Weah is rumoured to be dating Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah. Watch video for more gist. Click on this Link.


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