Chad Interim Prime Minister to donate pay to the masses
African leaders are often seen as rich and some are classified as beneficiaries of their country’s resources.
One of the common promises that are made by politicians during their election campaigns is to share their salaries with their communities when voted in their respective offices. The promise turns out to be a credit for the whole appointed term until the politician vacates the seat.
However, few of Africa’s heads of State have chosen to share part of their wealth with the citizens of their country.
The latest African leader who has vowed to share half of his pay with the charity within his country is the newly appointed Chad’s Prime Minister.
“I am giving up my salary as Prime Minister, which I will devote entirely to a social scholarship for the provinces,” said Prime Minister Succes Masra.
Another legislator who was appointed at the same time as Prime Minister made the same vow.
Legislator, Bedei Toullomi informed the state media in Chad that he will give charity 50% of his salary to charity.
When President Ramaphosa entered the office of the presidency he announced that he would be donating half of his salary to charity.
President Ramaphosa is one of the richest men in South Africa.
Nigerian former President, Muhammad Buhari took a 50% cut when he assumed office.
Liberia’s former President George Weah allocated 25% of his salary to a development fund in Liberia.