First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo, has decided to refund all allowances paid to her since her assumption of office.
This is in response to the public outcry following approval of the spousal allowances to the spouses of the President and Vice President of the Republic of Ghana.
This amount will total up to approximately GH¢899,097.84 which was back paid from January 2017.
According to her statement;
The First Lady has also decided not to accept any monies that have been allocated to be said to her pursuant to the recommendations of the Ntiamoah-Baidu committee, as approved by Parliament
The announcement of the recommendations of the Ntiamoah-Baidu committee which was approved by the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, caused an outrage in Ghana with majority kicking against the proposal.