Benjamin Wayo Mahama, a political activist and a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has thrown his voice into the debate over the first and second lady's wages.
On Saturday, July 10, 2021, Benjamin Wayo Mahama posted to his Facebook page to reveal that the right rationale for the payment of salary to the first and second ladies is that Ghana has become extremely difficult.
According to him, the country is hard to the point where the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, can not afford to take care of his own wife due to his awful governance, which is why he wants Ghanaians to pay for his wife.
He also stated that the amount of money that will be paid to the first lady on a monthly basis (GHS 33, 000) is problematic, as most Ghanaians who work harder than expected will be unable to meet the first lady's planned monthly income in a year or two.
"On the salary for wives issue, this is the best submission so far! Nana Addo and Bawumia ask Ghanaians to look after their women because the situation is so difficult.
A month's salary is 33, 000 cedis. How many Ghanaians earn $33,000 over the course of a year? ", he wrote.
Many Ghanaians have expressed their views on the subject, and it appears that the majority of Ghanaians are dissatisfied. Even certain members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), including Abronye Dc, are opposed to it. Abronye has filed a petition with the Supreme Court to investigate the situation.
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