Government officials in Ghana are persons directly or indirectly appointed by the President to lead departments, organizations, ministries, or organizations.
President Akufo-Addo is reportedly paying an approximate wage of GHS30,000 a month. Since all expenses have been deducted, this is the income the president gets. The deductions that he takes, though, are higher than his monthly wage.
There are people, meanwhile, whose roles tend to be more important than the president and who take tremendous wages than the president.
below are the Top 5 Highest Paid Government appointees in Ghana & Their Salaries 2021
- DR. Ernest Addison – Governor, Bank Of Ghana;
Dr. Ernest Addison is the man who supervises the entire banking sector of Ghana and as such is the highest-paid government official in Ghana in 2021.
An average monthly salary of GHS125,346 is paid by the Governor of the Bank of Ghana.
- Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah – Commissioner-General, GRA;
One of the most relevant offices in Ghana is occupied by the Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah. He is accountable for tax collection in all fields.
According to research, since he was hired, he has significantly increased the GRA revenue collection. Rev. Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah is the second-highest-paid government official in Ghana in 2021, with an annual monthly salary of GHS105,996.
- Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang – Director General, SSNIT;
The Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust is Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang (SSNIT) is responsible for the payment, from or on behalf of all employees before their retirement, of monthly insurance premiums.
He takes an annual monthly pay of GHC101,382 and is said to be the third-highest paying government official in 2021.
- Joseph Boahen Aidoo – CEO, COCOBOD;
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board is Joseph Boahen Aidoo. Among other things, his duties are to ensure that Ghana’s cocoa is sold across the globe and that the nation earns sales revenue.
In 2021, Joseph Boahen Aidoo was Ghana’s fourth highest-paid government official with an annual salary of GHS85,775.
- Dr John Kofi Mensah – CEO, ADB Bank;
Dr. John Kofi Mensah is the Agriculture Development Bank’s Chief Executive Officer (ADB Bank). He is to ensure that the state-owned bank is rising and operating smoothly and to make money.
Dr. John Kofi Mensah, with an annual monthly salary of GHS75,310, is the fifth highest-paid government official in Ghana in 2021.