National Youth Organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP), Henry Nana Boakye, has challenged the former First Lady to return all allowances amounting to GHc 3.2 million paid to her by the state from the recommendations of the Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa Baidu emoluments committee.
According to him, she has equally benefitted from the recommendations of the Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa Baidu emoluments committee.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ program, he said they will hit the streets to protest if she refuses to refund all the monies paid her by the state as allowances recommended by the committee.
” . . The First Lady having heard the discussions going on about their allowances and upon sober reflection has decided to refund all allowances paid her since 2017 as recommended by the committee. So we expect the former First Lady Madam Lordina Mahama to also refund the money paid to her by the state,” he said.
“Her refusal to do so will lead to a massive demonstration by the youth of this country,” he added.
The committee had recommended that the First Lady be paid a salary equivalent to 80% as a cabinet minister who is also a member of Parliament.
Meanwhile, Parliament has approved that the wives of the President and Vice President should receive salaries.
This recommendation has, however, generated fury and an avalanche of criticism against the ruling government.