Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has rejected the allowances approved by Parliament.
In a statement released from the office of the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo is set to refund all the monies paid to her since 2017 which amounts to GHS899, 097.84.
“The First Lady has also decided not to accept any monies that have been allocated to be paid to her pursuant to the recommendations of the Ntiamoa-Baidu committee, as approved by Parliament. She is doing this as a purely personal decision, without prejudice to the rights of others, and not to undermine the propriety of the process undertaken by Parliament.”
In the statement, Mrs. Akufo-Addo’s Director of Communications argued that the First Lady did not request to be paid any allowance and that “She only received that which existed and attached to her status, albeit informally.”
Read the full statement below;