The controversies surrounding the proposed allowance to be paid to the first and second lady of the Republic of Ghana seem not to end anytime soon.
An advocacy group, the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), filed a case at the Supreme Court of Ghana to exercise its original jurisdiction over the Ntiamoah Baidoo Committee's recommendation to pay presidential spouses salaries.
As part of the case, ASEPA is asking the Supreme Court to declare that the Ntiamoah Baidoo Committee lacked the authority to make recommendations for parties outside of Article 71.
According to the Association, the Supreme Court should declare the current allowances paid to presidential spouses to be unlawful.
Asepa is seeking an order from the court to restrain the government from paying any the first lady and wife of the vice president in the way of salaries or allowances until the Constitution has been amended and provisions made for them under the law.
A few politicians have already filed similar suits at the Supreme Court seeking to block these payments.
Rockson-Nelson Dafeamakpor and Clement apaak, both opposition MPs for South Dayi and Builsa South, also filed a joint suit on that issue.
Abronye, the chairman of the Bono regional office of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), also filed a writ at the Supreme Court regarding the same issue.
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