It has emerged that the first lady of the republic of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has rejected the proposal for salaries to be paid to them, following the public outcry when the news broke out. In addition to the rejection, the first lady, in a statement released on Monday 12th July 2021, has sent a clear signal that she will be refunding all allowances allocated to her since 2017 to a tune of ghs 899k.
Since it has been revealed that the allowances have been paid to all first and second ladies since the forth republic, people have started a social media campaign for all other past first and second ladies to refund all their allowances to the state. Interestingly, the one in the limelight at the moment is former first lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama. In the viral social media post, people have stipulated that the total amount needed to be refunded by the former first lady runs into about ghs 3.2m since 2009 till date.
People have subsequently reacted to this post. To some, they believe that this is just a mischievous act of NPP activists to unnecessarily attack the former first lady. Others were in support of the call, which others were indifferent but found it interesting in the coming days and weeks if such should happen. Below is the post and some reactions to it
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