However, the case for many African countries is special. Politicians are part of the wealthiest group of people and who are we to ask questions, it might just be their funds. For some, politics has been a lucrative career. Politicians are there to serve the people, impact the country in which they lead and harness its resources to better benefit the country and its citizens.
If you ever wondered how much president’s really earn, then you are on the right page. Bear in mind asides the basic salary which is what we state below, they are paid separately for official duties like when a president travels out of the country for official matters.
1. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf- Liberia (36,000,000 naira)
Ellen Johnson was born in 1938 and is the 24th and current president of Liberia. Before becoming president, she served as minister of finance from 1979 to 1980. She is the first female head of state in Africa ans is said to earn $90,000 annually in salary.
2. Denis Sassou Nguesso -Rep. of Congo ( 44,000,000 naira)
Denis Sassou Nguesso was born in 1943 and has been president of the republic of Congo since 1997. He is a roman catholic and is said to be earning $110,000 as president.
3. Hifikepunye Pohamba- Namibia (44,000,000)
Hifikepunye Pohamba was he second president of Namibia. He served from 2005 to 2015 making it a decade of him earning $110,000 annually. Do the math.
Uhuru Kenyatta is the fourth and current president of Kenya. He is the son of Kenya’s first president; Jomo Kenyatta and takes home $132,000 annually as salary.
5. Abdel aziz Bouteflika- Algeria ( 67,200,000 naira)
6. Jacob Zuma- South Africa ( 108, 800, 000 naira)
Jacob Zuma was born in 1942. He has been in office since 2009is the highest-paid African president and among the world’s top paid president. He is said to be earning $272,000 annually.