5 African presidents who slashed their salaries for the good of their people

Bridget Boakye Jan 30, 2018 at 10:14am

January 30, 2018 at 10:14 am | News

Bridget Boakye

Bridget Boakye | Contributor

January 30, 2018 at 10:14 am | News

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged to give up half his salary – and property – in 2014 when the country’s economy retracted after the upheaval of the Arab Spring.

“There must be real sacrifices from every Egyptian man and woman. I take the maximum salary of 42,000 Egyptian pounds ($5,200 a month, or $62,000 annually at current rates) and no one will take more than the maximum. I am going to do two things: I am not going to take half of this sum and my property, even what I inherited from my father, I will give up half for the sake of our country,” Sisi declared.

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