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First Lady pays back allowances with CBG cheque

First Lady pays back allowances with CBG cheque

First Lady pays back allowances with CBG cheque

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has issued a Consolidated Bank

Ghana Limited cheque for GH¢899,097.84 as a refund

of all allowances received since 2017.

Mrs Akufo-Addo on Monday, July 12 announced that due to

the “extremely negative opinions” which have laced conversations

on her allowances, she was refunding every pesewa.

She also served notice not to receive any monies that have been

allocated to be paid to her pursuant to recommendations of

the Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu Committee, which was tasked

in 2019 to review emoluments of Article 71 office holders.

Barely 24 hours after that, her office has written to the Chief of Staff,

Frema Osei Opare, to present the cheque number

for the full refund of the monies.

“Her Excellency, the First Lady remains committed to her role as

First Lady and is devoted to her charity work championing the wellbeing

of women and children in Ghana,” wrote Mrs Shirley Laryea of

the Office of the First Lady.

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A copy of the letter was sent to the Chief Director of the Presidency.

First Lady pays back allowances with CBG cheque
First Lady pays back allowances with CBG cheque

Second Lady Samira Bawumia on Tuesday also announced the she

will refund all the monies received and decline from accepting any

monies as per recommendations of the

Prof Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu Committee.

She also expressed commitment to “deliver humanitarian

interventions and initiatives in the areas of health,

education and economic development”.

 

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