At least three ministers have followed the Prime Minister’s example and shall be forfeiting a month’s pay in solidarity as the country struggles through the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

In a Facebook post, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri said he felt duty-bound to follow the prime minister’s example. He also encouraged others to do the same.

In another Facebook post, Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli said she was also donating a month’s pay. “This is a time for solidarity... together, we will be stronger as a nation.”

Agriculture Minister Anton Refalo said he would do likewise. 

Ministers are paid €56,267 a year, which amounts to roughly €3,500 net of taxes every month. 

 

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