This was disclosed Wednesday night by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Kenny Anthony in his address to the nation on the status of public sector wage negotiations in which he indicated government is unable to afford more than a four-percent salary increase.
“The current situation is that every public officer in Grades 19 to 21, every deputy permanent secretary, every director, every ambassador, the chief surveyor, the postmaster general, the labour commissioner, the director of NEMO, not to mention every permanent secretary, currently makes or earn more money than a Cabinet minister,” he said.
In his address, Prime Minister Anthony revealed that he receives a basic salary of $11,404.17, and total allowances of $1,324.00, providing a total monthly emolument of $12,728.17. He said the prime minister’s utility bills are paid by the state and he is provided with a gardener and a maid.
A minister receives a basic salary of $7,671.75 and total allowances of $3,054.00, providing a total monthly emolument of $10,815.75.