1.   Short title


   2.   Interpretation and application


   3.   Charge upon Consolidated Fund


   4.   Pensions and gratuities to be free of tax


   5.   Gratuities payable to members


   6.   Pensions payable in lieu of gratuities


   7.   Pensions to be index-linked


   8.   Gratuity payable to dependants and estate


   9.   Gratuity payable on death of retired member


   10.   Pensions not to be assignable


   11.   Insolvency



Act 7, 1998,
Act 35, 2004,
Act 14, 2005,
Act 18, 2006,
Act 14, 2013.

An Act to provide for pensions and gratuities payable to Ministers and Members of the National Assembly.

[Date of Commencement: 14th November, 1994]


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Ministers and National Assembly Gratuities and Pensions Act.


2.   Interpretation and application

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "average of constituency allowances" means an amount equal to the average of the current monthly constituency allowances paid in respect of the four different categories specified in paragraph 4 of the Schedule to the National Assembly (Salaries and Allowances) Act;

   "basic salary" in respect of a member of the National Assembly means the salary payable to him as such member, and in the case of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, a Minister or an Assistant Minister includes any salary payable to him in respect of his service as such Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Minister or Assistant Minister;

   "completed month of service" means a completed month of service beginning from the 14th November, 1994;

   "member" means a member of the National Assembly, and includes a person deemed to be a member of the National Assembly by virtue of his election as the Speaker thereof, in accordance with the provisions of section 58 of the Constitution.

   (2) The provisions of this Act shall apply to all Ministers and Assistant Ministers, and all members, and persons deemed to be members, of the National Assembly in accordance with the provisions of section 58 of the Constitution, other than the President.

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