The founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party, Akua Donkor, has called on the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to put to a halt the decision to charge the monthly allowances of spouses of sitting and former Presidents and Vice Presidents from the consolidated account.
Parliament has officially approved that President and Vice President’s wives will now receive salaries.
This was confirmed by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
“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.
“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”, the Minister emphasized.
Akua Donkor is an interview with GhanaNewsPage.Com said she does not understand why the President would want to propose such a policy.
According to her, the spouses of the sitting and former Presidents and Vice Presidents must not be paid.
She further called on Ghanaians to forgive the President since he did not know the level of backlash that the policy would attract.