Analysis

Factual Numbers: Setting The Record Straight On What Our National Leaders Get

So much speculation and lies have been put out on social media about what our national leaders get in salaries, benefits and allowances.
08 Jul 2020 11:02
Factual Numbers: Setting The Record Straight On What Our National Leaders Get
Pesident Jioji Konrote, Speaker Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

So much speculation and lies have been put out on social media about what our national leaders get in salaries, benefits and allowances.

The incessant chatter has come after names of the nine MPs investigated for allegations of false claims on parliamentary allowances were revealed.

From the chart displayed below it shows there is need to increase the backbenchers’ salaries to bring some parity to the salary levels.

This is before the 20 per cent pay cut for ministers and all MPs, following the announcement of the Mini Budget in March.

To correct misconceptions and set the record straight, here’s the breakdown of our national leaders’ salaries, benefits and allowances, which were last updated in 2017:

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Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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