Presidential Emoluments Act, 1981

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Presidential Emoluments Act, 1981

Chapter 261

  • Published
  • Commenced on 6 March 1981
  • [This is the version of this document as it was at 31 December 1996 to 31 December 1998.]
  1. [Amended by Presidential (Emoluments) (Amendment) Act, 1997 (Act 18 of 1997) on 18 November 1996]
[22 of 1936; 41 of 1960; Government Notice 497 of 1964; Statutory Instrument 152 of 1965]An Act 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.

1. Short title

(1)This Act may be cited as the Presidential Emoluments Act.

2. Salary and allowance

The President shall be paid—
(a)a salary calculated at the annual rate of K6,161,963; and
(b)a special annual allowance of K4,018,269.
[As amended by Act No. 18 of 1997]

3. Gratuity

A person who has held the office of President for at least three years shall, upon the expiration of his term of office or upon his ceasing to be President, be paid a gratuity equal to twenty-five per centum of the aggregate amount of emoluments paid or payable to him in respect of the period spent in office:Provided that where a person who holds office of President ceases to hold office—
(a)by reason of his 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 specified period of three years for the purpose of this section.[As amended by Act No. 3 of 1991]
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20 November 2002 amendment not yet applied
01 January 1999 amendment not yet applied
31 December 1996 this version
06 March 1981

Subsidiary legislation

Title Numbered title
Presidential (Emoluments) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 Statutory Instrument 14 of 2022
Presidential Emoluments (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 Statutory Instrument 17 of 2012
Presidential Emoluments (Amendment) Regulations, 2021 Statutory Instrument 19 of 2021