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

Joyce Banda

Malawi’s ex-president Joyce Banda also declared a 30% pay cut in 2012, in what she said was meant to “lead from the front” following an austerity measure during the country’s battered economy.

Her salary at the time was about $60,000 a year, a figure she said was already “very low”.

Her successor, Peter Mutharika, reverted to a normal pay last year.

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