First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo says she can’t accept to emolument approved for her by parliament . She has decided to refund all the monies paid to her since 2017 which amount to GHS899,97.84.
This was made known in a statement from the office of the First Lady signed by Bleboo, Director of communications at the office of the First Lady.
In the statement, the First Lady has taken note of the ongoing conversations in the nation, following on from these recommendation of their bipartisan approval by parliament, as mandated by constitution as the body which approves the emolument of the executive.
According to the statement, it is important to state that payment of such allowances existed and was made previous First Ladies in the course of the 4th republic, prior to Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo becoming the First Lady. Mrs. Akuffo Addo did not request to be paid any allowance , she only received that which existed and attached to her status, albeit informally.
Inspire of the this, the public discussion has been laced with some extremely negative opinions, in some cases which she finds distasteful, seeking to portray her as venal, serving and self- centered woman, who does not care about the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian .
In view of this, the First Lady in consultation with the president of the republic, has decided to refund all monies paid to her since 2017.
Source: www.kantankatv.com/Rashida Hafiz