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It would be vividly recalled that the Parliament has approved the allowances for the wives of the President and that of the vice.
This payment which has come into effect will be backdated from 2017 when the NPP government came to power to 2021 and paid to them in bulk.
The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said that all surviving spouses of Head of States, both former and current are to receive salaries.
“The truth of the matter is that all surviving spouses of Heads of State, current and former, have always received salaries. Lordina Mahama, Naadu Mills, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Faustina Acheampong, Fulera Liman, etc have all been receiving salaries since President Kufuor’s time,” he said.
“What has happened now is that the arrangement has been made formal, but that was done legally based on the recommendation by the Emoluments Committee [in 2019],” he added.
In reaction to this, Bridget Otoo has said that the President is making Ghanaians pay the wife of the Vice President of Ghana, Samira Bawumia for looking good, and very soon, she will be serving Ghanaians with three photoshoots per day.
She wrote on Twitter, “Everyday you people won’t keep quiet about @SBawumia’s make up, hair and photo shoots. You see now @NAkufoAddo is making us pay her for looking good. I won’t be surprised if she starts serving us three photos per day. Go get them Ma’am. Keep slaying on our money.”
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