Norwegian ministers pay excess expenditures unlike Singapore ministers

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In Norway, the ministers have a tight spending limit.

They are also duty bound to pay for any excess in their daily expenditure from their own pockets.

In Norway, the ministers have a tight spending limit. It entails there are no abuses.

They are also duty bound to pay for any excess in their daily expenditure from their own pockets.

This is what a video in French distributed in 2007 reveals.

Though it is an old video, it has a very interesting perspective.

As of November 2017, the Prime Minister of Norway’s annual salary is 1,631,346 kroner.

But 149 leaders in the state earn more than the prime minister.

And 366 executives earn more than government ministers. Its unacceptable, said the SV party.

The video shows a journalist visiting the Minister of Justice.

The minister had granted them an interview only a few hours ago, which is not possible in other countries.

The then minister Knut Storberget indicated that he used a shared government car with other ministers.

He used one of the shared cars to fetch his children from school.

He did not have a body guard and only the car driver accompanied him to the school.

He did not have a dedicated driver altogetherm and did not even have a house from the government.

Storberget used his own private home as his ministerial house.

Moreover, the philosophy behind this was Norwegia’s strong Christian beliefs.

In Norwegia, elected officials should not misuse public money, they said.

The country is a large kingdom populated by 5.23 million people and is rich in resources – including oil resources.

Storberget did not survive a number of controversies during his time as minister.

He resigned over the state of the police following mounting pressure in the aftermath of the 2011 Norway attacks.

In fact, that day saw two sequential lone wolf terrorist attacks by Anders Behring Breivik.

He attacked the government, the civilian population, and a Workers’ Youth League (AUF)-run summer camp.

The attacks claimed a total of 77 lives. The event shattered the country, putting in question its Christian principles.

However, a police hijab ban controversy impacted his ministry.

Nevertheless, the fact remains that Norway a rich country in Europe.

The fact is Norway is where ministers and Prime Ministers gets less pay than executives.

And in comparison, it also the country with the largest Sovereign Wealth fund in the word’s history.

In September last year, Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund hit a record US$1 trillion in value.

Forbes Magazine said the rise was driven by climbing stock markets and currency shifts.

“$1 trillion is about the same size as Mexico’s economy and it equates to over $190,000 for each of Norway’s citizens.”

13 COMMENTS


  1. *****
    Does Norway has a ruling political party which has a govt committee disqualifying everyone but an affiliated party member for s_Election as Prez ……supposedly…… checking the books on those reserves?

  2. Smartness and riches define our leaders. Vision, conviction, courage, compassion are marks of greatness. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luthur King, Mahatma Gandhi. Mission and passion guided their lives. Purpose driven. Of wisdom and humility. Moral authority was their stamp. Government of the people, by the people, for the people. I have a dream. My life is my message.

  3. and there was once a bloody dam ex PM saying he will lead us to Swiss standard and it’s just a dream for the common people, but not for those MIW monkey

  4. LHL is the WORST leader in the entire SG history.
    He promoted WKS to DPM. He places Ho Jinx to TH. Places his son as Director to GovTech.
    Grace Fu mentioned, she will not SERVE if salary being REDUCED. Now she is still working.
    LBW misused TT budget, spent tons of MONEY without result. Yet, she and Grace Fu has gut to
    claim credit for Joseph Schooling Gold Medal.
    PuthuCheary AN Indian Malaysian can SG stirs shit that Singaporeans are RACIST while he was
    brought in Malaysia. When he was a Malaysia he never mention Malaysia Racial problem,
    Can trust such Politician?
    KBW, the biggest liar of all time. Claim he needs 8 dollars bypass; 1K can buy HDB; if you not
    happy you can retire in JB; HDB under his charge is always LOSING money.
    Now as LTA chief, he wanted to spend 3.2 billions dollars on new DEPOT. My question, why when
    he spends his own money, he spend minimum but when he spends public money he spends to the max?
    Jose Yeo need small space for sex but she wants the BEST budget for airport. Yet Singaporeans
    has to foot the bill by increasing GST. Fair?
    All these liars politicians muz be removed. Notices, most of them ARE EX Malaysian!

  5. Aiyah!!! Talk so much oso no use one…with no transparency u expect integrity???!! Not to mention authenticity!!! Nowadays it really stinks to tell outsiders/foreigners that I am hail from Sxxxxxore

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