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Liberian President Slashes His Salary By 40%

Joseph Boakai said the move reflects his resolve to lead by example in strengthening accountability.


(FILES) President Joseph Boakai (C) (Photo by SEYLLOU / AFP)

 

 

Liberia’s President Joseph Boakai has voluntarily slashed his salary by 40 per cent.

“In fulfillment of his commitment to fiscal integrity and national financial security, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr. has announced a voluntary 40% reduction in his salary,” a statement on the Liberian Government website read.

Boakai said the move reflects his resolve to lead by example in strengthening accountability.

“In addition to his own salary reduction, the President has pledged to empower the Civil Service Agency (CSA) to ensure that public servants’ salaries are in line with the current state of the nation and that workers receive fair compensation for their contributions to the country,” the statement read further.

“The Liberian Chief Executive pledged his commitment to financial responsibility and fair compensation for public servants from various sectors of society as a positive step towards fostering a culture of accountability and equity within the government.”