A Liberian politician, Abraham Darius Dillion, has announced that he has taken a self-imposed pay cut.
Dillion, from the Liberty Party, also said that during his induction he would not take more than $5,000 a month and promised to put the rest of his monthly earnings into a separate account for the benefit of his constituency.
Liberian lawmakers have in recent years ignored a public outcry over their $12,000 to $15,000 (£9,800 to £12,300) monthly salary.
According to World Bank, Civil servants get paid $125 a month and more than half the population live below the poverty line.
Dillion declared his assets before taking office – another thing that is unusual in Liberian politics.
He is the newest member of the senate after defeating the candidate of President George Weah in a crucial by-election last month.