Ghana First Lady Rejects Salary
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Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s First Lady, has offered to refund all the allowances she has received since the president assumed office in 2017.
She also said that she would not accept a salary that was recently approved by the country’s parliament. She added that she did not request to be paid and had only received that which existed and attached to her status, albeit informally.
Her decision came following a public outcry over salaries.
Last week, Ghanaians expressed outrage at the decision by MPs to approve salaries for the wives of the president and vice-president for the supportive role they play.
They were set to receive about $3,500 a month, the same amount as cabinet ministers following a 2019 recommendation by a parliamentary committee