First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has declined the recommendations of the Ntiamoa-Baidu Committee, as approved by Parliament.
Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo said in consultation with President Akufo-Addo, has decided to refund all monies paid to her as allowances from the date of the President’s assumption of office – from January 2017 to date (GH¢ 899,097.84).
The statement explained that the payment of such allowances existed and was made to previous First Ladies in the course of the Fourth Republic, prior to Mrs. Akufo-Addo becoming the First Lady. “Mrs. Akufo-Addo did not request to be paid any allowance. She only received that which existed and attached to her status, albeit informally.”
The statement said the First Lady does not want these matters to serve as a distraction from the good work the President is doing to develop the nation.
She also disclosed this will not affect her dying support to the President to execute the mandate entrusted to him by the good people of Ghana.