Ever wondered what kind of salaries politicians in Jamaica receive?
Well, they call it ‘salary’ but no matter the name you give it, it is still the Tax-payers’ money.
Here Are The Amount Of Tax-payers’ Money Jamaica Politicians Take Home Every Month.
The level of compensation they receive might surprise you.
According to a report by RJR News, Prime Minister Andrew Holness will receives a basic salary of $7.3 million.
“He is also entitled to $1.2 million in travel allowance but is likely to get a fully maintained vehicle so may skip out of that payment.
All parliamentarians, except for back benchers and the deputy speaker, may also receive $1.2 million in travel allowance per year, any parliamentarian who operates his/her own vehicle gets an additional $30 per kilometre for travel outside the Corporate Area.
The Opposition Leader gets $6.4 million;the Minister of Finance $5.9 million. Other cabinet ministers and the Speaker of the House get $5.5 million per year while junior ministers get $4.8 million.
Parliamentary secretaries and the deputy speaker get $4.1 million. All other parliamentarians – those who do not hold executive positions – get just under $3.5 million per year. Senators get $17,000 per sitting or for committee meetings.
Additionally, the Leader of the Opposition gets $276,000 per year as housing allowance while junior ministers and parliamentary secretaries get $207,000.
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