First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Second Lady Samira Bawumia have both rejected a proposal to formally pay them salaries in accordance with the recommendations of a presidential committee on emoluments.
Asaase FM, a pro-government radio station, reported the news on their website, citing multiple inside sources at the presidency indicates.
According to one of the sources cited, the presidential spouses who have communicated their decision to the presidency cited two major reasons for their stance on the matter.
That they had been carrying out duties related to their respective offices prior to the recommendation without any established remuneration, as well as out of respect for the public outcry and outrage that the development had generated.
Another source stated that the two ladies have stated that they are unrelated to the decisions made by the Prof Yaa Ntiamoah-Baidu committee appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
The team consists of “uneasy about the disruption the policy is causing, particularly in the political sphere As a result, they are hesitant to accept structured compensation “In part, the report was read.
While acknowledging that Parliament approved the recommendations, the two ladies are not contesting the decision of the legislative body, but rather exercising their right to decline the privilege, according to a source.
President Akufo-Addo established the committee to review emoluments due to the Article of officeholders, but a copy of the report obtained shows otherwise as the recommendations had been made regarding the president’s and vice president’s spouses