The National Youth Organizer of the NDC, Opare Addo has said paying the spouses of the presidents is an embarrassing way to use public funds instead of putting the money to good use such as providing school infrastructure.
"Such an embarrassing way to waste public funds! Imagine what this money could be used for…..just imagine how many school blocks or hospital supplies it can purchase. We will stop this joke!!."
#nosalaryuprising #NotOurMoney #YouthPower
Opare Addo made this assertion after it had emerged that wives of the presidents including ones in military regimes were long placed on salary informally.
The move has recently come under fire following a revelation that a committee appointed by President Nana Akuffo Addo has recommended that arrangements be made formal.
According to information-making waves ostensibly in pro-opposition circles, the new arrangements will see the wife of the current presidents being paid a fat salary equivalent to a cabinet minister.
As it stands Kodwo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister for Information has confirmed in spirited response that there is an aorta of truth in the allegation except he denied President Akuffo Addo is behind it, he, however, did not confirm whether the arrangements we will see the wives of the presidents receiving salaries equivalent to a level of a cabinet.
The first ladies non has so commented on the allegations.
Payments and emoluments enjoy by selected members of the executive, parliament, judiciary branch of government as well as some selected entities exclusively fall under article 71 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
Per our checks and digging, we can conclude that the entire article based on the surface of it made no provision for Her Excellencies to be paid salaries.
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