First Lady, Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo has rejected the allocation of monies to be paid her as salary as recommended by the Ntiamoa-Baidu Committee.
The First Lady says her decision to not accept the salaries is “purely personal decision, without prejudice to the rights of others and not to undermine the propriety of the process undertaken by parliament”.
The first Lady has also decided to refund all allowances received since 2017.
“In view of this, the First Lady, in consultation with the President of the Republic, has decided to refund all monies paid her as allowances from the date of the President’s assumption of office, i.e, from January 2017 to date, amounting Gh¢ 899,097.84.” a statement issued by Korkor Bleboo, Director of Communications at the Office of the First Lady said.
The statement said public discussion of the matter has been” laced with some extremely negative opinions, in some cases, which she finds distasteful, seeking to portray her as a venal, self-serving and self-centered woman who does not care about the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian”.
It however said that Madam Rebecca will continue to support her husband, the President, in the execution of his mandate as the President of the Republic.
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