Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Salary and allowance

   3.   Gratuity


to repeal and replace the Presidential Emoluments Act; to provide for the revised salary, allowance and gratuity payable to the holder of the office of President; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[6th March, 1981]

Act 2 of 1981,

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Act 30 of 1985,

Act 21 of 1987,

Act 35 of 1988,

Act 20 of 1989,

Act 17 of 1990,

Act 3 of 1991,

Act 30 of 1992,

Act 45 of 1994,

Act 26 of 1996,

Act 18 of 1997,

Act 25 of 2000,

Act 7 of 2002,

Act 12 of 2005,

Act 11 of 2007,

Act 18 of 2008,

Act 12 of 2009,

Act 10 of 2011.


1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Presidential Emoluments Act.


2.   Salary and allowance

   (1) The President shall be paid a salary and allowance at such rate as the Minister responsible for finance may prescribe, by statutory instrument, in consultation with the Standing Orders Committee of the National Assembly.

   (2) For the avoidance of doubt, the President shall continue to receive the salary and allowances applicable until the coming into operation of such statutory instrument as the Minister responsible for Finance may prescribe under sub-section (1).

[S 2 subs by s 2 of Act 12 of 2009.]


3.   Gratuity

   (1) A person who has held the office of President shall, upon the expiration of a term of office or upon ceasing to be President, be paid a gratuity equal to one hundred percent of the aggregate amount of emoluments paid or payable to the person in respect of the period spend in office.

   (2) Where a person who holds office of President ceases to hold office—

      (a)   by reason of death; or

      (b)   when a new President assumes office after an election following the dissolution of Parliament before its full term;

that person shall be deemed to have served as President for the purpose of this section.

[S 3 subs by s 2 of Act 10 of 2011.]


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