North Tongu Mp, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo Addos rejection of the salaries and to refund all allowances she received since the president assumed office in 2017, following a public outcry over salaries is just a bait to look good in the eye of the public.
In an interview on Joy FM which was monitored by Ghana News Page, Okudzeto explained that he has no evidence to fall for that bait but what he knows is that payment had already been effected which actually will amount to double payment because they have already received allowances.
Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has offered to refund all the allowances she has received since the president assumed office in 2017, following a public outcry over salaries.
The first lady in a statement said that she “decided to refund all monies paid to her as allowances” amounting to 899,097.84 Ghanaian cedis some $151,618.
She noted that she would not accept a salary that was recently approved by the country’s parliament and did not request to be paid and had “only received that which existed and attached to her status, albeit informally”.
The decision to refund the money was in view of the “extremely negative opinion, in some cases, which she finds distasteful, seeking to portray her as a venal, self-serving and self-centred woman who does not care about the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian.
“Its just a bait to look good in the sight of public” Okudzeto Ablakwa said….