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Ghana’s first lady rejects allowances; to refund $150k paid her

– – Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has decided to refund all monies paid to her as allowances since 2017 by the state. It follows public outrage over the government’s decision to pay her a monthly salary based on recommendation made by a Presidential Committee on emoluments for public officeholders. News of Ghana’s previous parliament approving an arrangement for spouses of Ghana’s President and the Vice-president to receive monthly salaries sparked outrage among citizens last week. Ghana’s Minister of Information, Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told local media that since 2001, there has been…

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Ghana: Salaries for presidential spouses spark outrage

– – News of Ghana’s previous parliament approving an arrangement for spouses of Ghana’s President and the Vice-president to receive monthly salaries has sparked outrage among citizens. Ghana’s Minister of Information, Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told local media that since 2001, there has been a precedent where all surviving spouses of presidents and vice presidents received monthly allowances. Africa Feeds checks revealed that those allowances were paid from funds allocated yearly to the office of the president. The allowances given to the the first lady and second lady were considered…

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Nigeria’s first lady returns after ‘Buhari wedding’ rumours

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari returned home on Saturday after months abroad. Mrs Buhari had been on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and also spent some time in the UK. She however returned to Nigeria amid rumours of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari intending to take a second wife. Rumours were extremely rife in Nigeria that the planned wedding between the President and fellow politician Sadiya Farouq was to take place on October 11. The first lady told reporters shortly after arriving in Nigeria that the reported marriage rumours were results…

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