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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