PHOTOS:Uhuru is among 11 highest paid presidents in Africa
It is a common thing across the world to have heads of states and governments as the highest paid (or among the highest paid) civil servants in their countries; take a look at the most paid in Africa
US President-elect Donald Trump surprised many when he said that he would not receive his over KSh 3 million monthly pay once he take over from Barack Obama. The salary and benefits that come with the position are some of the reasons why people go for the office.
Well, this is yet to be seen in Africa. Here are the highest paid African presidents, according to Jeune Afrique and My Wage:
11. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi – President of Egypt earns $70,400 (KSh 7,175,485) per year.
10. John Dramani Mahama – President of Ghana gets $76,000 (KSh 7,746,262) annually – excluding allowances and other benefits.
9. Paul Kagame – President of Rwanda
Kagame is listed as the second highest paid president in East Africa after Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta. He earns $85,000 (KSh 8,663,583) per year.
8. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – President of Liberia
Sirleaf gets about $90,000 (9,173,205) per year.
7. Alassane Ouattara – President of Ivory Coast
Ouattara gets a basic salary of $100,000 (KSh 10,192,450) per year.
6. Hifikepunye Pohamba – President of Namibia
5. Denis Sassou Nguesso – President of Rep. Congo
Nguesso also has an annual salary of $110,000 (KSh 11,211,695) – KSh 934,308 a month.
4. Ikililou Dhoinine – President of Comoros
3. Uhuru Kenyatta – President of Kenya
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is listed as the third highest paid head of state in Africa. Uhuru’s official salary (without allowances) is $132,000 (13,454,000) per year. That is about KSh 1.1 million.
2. Abdelaziz Bouteflika – President of Algeria
Abdelaziz Bouteflika earns an annual salary of approximately $168,000 (KSh 17,123,316) – KSh 1.4 million monthly.
1. Jacob Zuma – South Africa
Jacob Zuma is listed as the highest paid president in the continent. He earns about $272,000 per year (KSh 27,700,000); that’s about KSh 2.3 million in a month.
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