13 August 2020 - NW1721
Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the President of the Republic
Whether, with reference to his undertaking, he, all the members of his Cabinet and the deputy ministers have donated a third of their salaries to the Solidarity Fund for three months from 1 May 2020; if not, in each case, (a) why not, (b) which person(s) has not complied with his undertaking and (c) what action, if any, has he taken in this regard; if so, (i) on which date(s) did each person donate a third of their salaries to the Solidarity Fund, (ii) what amount did each person donate to the Solidarity Fund in each month and (iii) what are the relevant details of the mechanisms that he has put in place to monitor that each person does indeed donate a third of their salaries to the Solidarity Fund?
The donation to the Solidarity Fund is a voluntary contribution that each Member of Cabinet and Deputy Minister chose to make in support of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Minister and Deputy Minister is responsible for making the necessary arrangements to contribute to the Fund.