On Friday, the Presidency gazetted the salary increases, detailing how much the politicians will earn.
According to the gazette, the President will now earn N$1,7 million per year. ( N$600 000 monthly). His vice president, Nickey Iyambo will pocket N$1,5 million per year, an addition of about N$400 000 from the previous N$1,1 million package.
Namibia's 27 ministers will cost the state over N$30 million per year, with four of the presidential advisers among others.
Ironically, a worker who earns N$1 000 per month will have to work for 1700 months (140 years) to earn the President's N$1,7 million gross for one year.