Boakai cuts salary by 40% to boost accountability in Liberia

Liberia’s President Joseph Boakai slashes his salary by 40% to set a governance precedent amid poverty and corruption challenges.

Boakai, inaugurated for six years in January, vows to enhance living conditions, fight corruption, and uphold justice.

His gesture aims to bolster government accountability and solidarity with Liberians, grappling with extreme poverty.

Ranked 145th on the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index, Liberia battles widespread poverty, with over half of its populace impoverished, per a World Bank 2023 report.

Boakai’s annual salary, previously $13,400, now stands at approximately $8,040 post-cut, reflecting his commitment to transparency and leadership by example.

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